Our suggestions for nearby places to visit during your stay at our holiday home in Weymouth.


As well as Weymouth beach, we’re very lucky to have a few smaller local beaches also within walking distance of our holiday home in Weymouth. 

Our favourite is Castle Cove, which is a 15 minute walk from the house. Newton’s Cove is also nice for a walk along by the sea. Many local people swim from the steps in the clear water here.

If the main beach in Weymouth is looking a bit busy, then the far end (Greenhill) is a little stoney, but much quieter and a nice walk along the seafront. Further along again, before the headland, is Bowleaze Cove, which has a nice little cafe or two. 

Slightly further afield beaches a short drive away are: Church Ope (picturesque but stones) on Portland, Burton Bradstock and West Bay. On from there is Lyme Regis which is a nice little town to explore. To the east, Ringstead is a lovely little bay for a quiet beach (with chargeable parking and a cafe), Lulworth and Durdle Door (both pictured in the middle bedroom) are picturesque, and beyond is Swanage, and Studland (my personal favourite for its sand dunes. Be aware a section of the beach is naturist). 

Durdle Door, Dorset. Copyright: Rebecca Seyfried
Durdle Door
Lulworth Cove, Dorset. Copyright: Rebecca Seyfried
Lulworth Cove


The town has many attractions; several of which are free. The harbour and the harbourside are worth a visit. Children can be found crabbing, there is an active fishing fleet landing daily catches (which can be bought from Weyfish on the harbourside), and boat rides run throughout the season. These offer trips to Portland or along the Jurassic Coast to Lulworth. For those in search of a rush of adrenalin, rib rides are available.

Rib riding in the bay (photo: Weymouth Bay Rib Charters)
Finding safe harbour! (photo: Weymouth Bay Rib Charters)

Other places to visit

Lodmoor and Radipole Nature Reserves (bird watchers paradise, with lovely walks amongst the reeds)

Sea Life Centre (Weymouth)

Tank museum at Bovington

Portland Bill

Abbotsbury Swannery

Tyneham (Dorset’s famous ‘lost village’ check opening times – it is in the middle of Army firing ranges!)

Dorchester (the County Town, with some Roman relics and one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Europe)

Cerne Abbas (a charming village of historic stone houses and of course the Giant)

Golden Cap (highest point on the south coast of England – National Trust)

Golden Cap in Dorset
Golden Cap
Worbarrow Bay near Tyneham in Dorset
Worbarrow Bay, Tyneham


There is a wide range of choice, from well-known chains to sophisticated and more expensive, within walking distance of the house. Both sides of the ‘old harbour’, including Brewer’s Quay, have a good selection. 


Asda, at the bottom of the hill, is the most convenient for an easy walk for light loads. Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Aldi are all found on the way out of town towards Dorchester. There’s also a small convenience store, a chippy and Chinese take away in the local arcade three minutes walk away – turn right out of the front door, right again along St Leonard’s Road and it’s on your left.


There are many takeaway options, including fish and chips of course! Our favourite is serial award winner Fish and Fritz.


Weyline 01305 777777

Fleetline 01305 777333

Hospitals & Emergencies

Community Hospital (Weymouth) 01305 760022

Dorset County Hospital (Dorchester) (with A&E) 01305 251150

Emergency services 999 (in a non-emergency use 111)

Suggested websites

There are lots of websites with places to visit and things to do in and around Weymouth. We would suggest having a look at:

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