Weymouth Beach

A clean, safe and sandy beach runs the length of the town of Weymouth, situated 8 miles south of Dorchester and 5 miles north of the Isle of Portland. Weymouth has had a strong tourism tradition since the 18th century and the beach remains a busy place, home to a sand sculptor, a Punch and Judy show, a helter-skelter, swing boats and donkey rides.

It is popular with both swimmers and water sports enthusiasts and the waters of Weymouth and Portland, credited by the Royal Yachting Association as the best in Northern Europe, will host the sailing events of the 2012 Olympics. As well as water sports the beach plays host to a number of beach volleyball and handball events each year including the international handball championships.

The beach at Weymouth is also home to an international kite festival which can attract up to 40 000 spectators each May.

Type of Beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard Service

There is a seasonal lifeguard service

Dog Friendly?

Dogs are not permitted on the main sections of Weymouth Central or Lodmoor between 1st May and 30th September.

Facilities

Toilets. disabled facilities and access. first aid post. lost child centre. cafe/restaurants. shops. slipway. beach huts. deckchair hire. pedalo hire and a promenade

Parking

There is parking for 3.000 cars at the beach. including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Directions

Weymouth is signposted from junction 25 of the M5 or via the M27. A31. A35. A354. Pedestrian/visitor access to the beach is available from the promenade

Nearest Town

Weymouth

Other beaches near Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Beach tide times

  • Sat 20th October

    High 02:35am (4.38m)
    Low 09:08am (2.06m)
    High 02:55pm (4.68m)
    Low 09:36pm (1.80m)
  • Sun 21st October

    High 03:23am (4.69m)
    Low 09:57am (1.74m)
    High 03:38pm (4.97m)
    Low 10:19pm (1.49m)
  • Mon 22nd October

    High 04:01am (4.97m)
    Low 10:37am (1.46m)
    High 04:15pm (5.22m)
    Low 10:57pm (1.24m)
  • Tue 23rd October

    High 04:35am (5.22m)
    Low 11:14am (1.23m)
    High 04:49pm (5.42m)
    Low 11:32pm (1.05m)

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