weymouth beach

Weymouth Beach


Weymouth Beach is considered one of the best beaches in the South West and one of the most family friendly along the Jurassic Coast. Its sheltered position and generally shallow waters make it a great beach to visit, especially with young children. Swimming and paddling between the red and yellow flags are typically safe and there are RNLI lifeguards on patrol throughout the height of the summer season. There is also first aid available, lost children services and accessible features such as ramps, matting and beach wheelchairs available to hire free of charge. Weymouth beach has won numerous awards including the Beach Award, Seaside Award and the coveted Blue Flag Award.

Sunbathing paradise

If you don’t feel like swimming there’s a great expanse of beach to lay back, relax and soak up the sun. The beach stretches from Weymouth Pavilion to Bowleaze Cove at its furthest point. At the western end there’s golden sand, which changes to fine shingle as you progress further along. The sandy beach can get very busy on a hot summer’s day. If you want to escape the crowds, the Greenhill section opposite Lodmoor County Park might be the place to go.

Attractions and entertainment

One of the major draws to Weymouth beach is the range of amenities on offer. On the esplanade you will find toilets and showers for your convenience as well as beach kiosks selling drinks, ice creams and fish and chips! There’s also the opportunity to hire watersports equipment such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards and pedalos.

Weymouth is considered a traditional seaside resort with plenty of entertainment options to keep younger members of the family entertained. Once they’ve finished building sandcastles, they can have a go on the swing boats, have a donkey ride or watch a Punch and Judy show.

Pretty surroundings

The beach is serviced by a flat and level esplanade with lovely views out to sea. During a walk you can admire the pretty Georgian architecture or pop in one of the shops or restaurants.

Getting to Weymouth Beach

Getting to Weymouth beach from South Lytchett Manor typically takes around 40 minutes depending on traffic. There are a wide selection of pay and display car parks close by, the main one being the Swannery car park. If you’d prefer there’s also a park and ride option.


Follow signs to Wareham and then pick up signs for Lulworth

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