Things to do in Weymouth this summer

Things to do in Weymouth this summer

Miles of Jurassic coastline, sandy beaches and Georgian architecture, there is plenty to see and things to do in Weymouth, especially in the summer time.

Chesil Beach

One of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks is the 18-mile long Chesil Beach. Separated mostly from the mainland by a lagoon, and featuring a large shingle bank, it’s a dramatic sight so a visit should be top of your list of things to do in Weymouth.

Visit Sea Life

For things to do in Weymouth with the kids, head to the Sea Life Centre. Discover the World’s smallest penguins, explore rock pools for starfish and anemones, say hello to hundreds of species in the aquarium, and play outside in the splash zone and pool.

Experience the Great British Seaside

Not only is Weymouth Beach recognised regularly for its cleanliness and safety, it has consistently been recognised as one of the top beaches in the UK by the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide and TripAdvisor. You can also enjoy all the activities you’d expect from a traditional seaside town. Things to do on Weymouth Beach include donkey rides, catching a Punch and Judy show or hiring a pedalo. The beach often plays host to festivals and sporting events too so keep an eye out for these.

Take a dip

Weymouth beach is perfectly positioned to be sheltered from the elements, so you can enjoy a safe and relaxing swimming experience. It’s one of the best things to do in Weymouth in the summer time. Away from the bustle of the town, there are also beaches at Greenhill and Preston, which we recommend exploring. Both are shingle as opposed to Weymouth’s sandy shores, but equally scenic and a little quieter.

Enjoy some seafood by the sea

After a day exploring, or swimming, head to the esplanade to enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the water. Our Weymouth Rockfish seafood restaurant serves up wonderfully fresh seafood, simply cooked, and served with seasonal sides.