Find out more about Weymouth Tourist Information Centre
Weymouth Museum, Brewers Quay Hope Square Weymouth Dorset DT4 8TR
Tel: 01305 777622
Find out more about Weymouth Museum
Boat Trips - see below for list of boats operating from Weymouth
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Ferry Step Cruises Tel:01305 789761/777521 or 07773 299383
Weymouth Whitewater Tel: 01305 781146 or 07899 892317
The Fleet Observer Tel: 07778 286892
MV Freedom (equipped for people with a disability) Tel:07976 528054 or 01305 826199
Discoverer Tel:07780 600233
White Motor Boats Ltd Tel:07749 732428 or 01305 785000/814225
Second Wind Jurassic Kayak Tours Tel:01305 835301
GB Yachts Jurassic Kayak Tours Tel: 0845 2072078
Waverley paddle steamer (seasonal) Tel: 0845 130 4647
Weymouth is close to Chesil Beach Visitor Centre
Weymouth is a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast.
Weymouth has so much to offer every visitor. Its fame as a seaside resort dates back over 200 years when King George III holidayed here.
The beach is nationally renowned for its clean golden sand and shallow waters. There is also an incredible sand sculptor, Punch and Judy, a helter skelter, swing-boats and stalls selling everything from cockles to beach inflatables. What's more, Weymouth has the best sunshine record in England, even in winter.
The fine Georgian seafront makes an impressive backdrop to the long arc of sand, and houses a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes and small character shops. The town centre combines the traditional and the modern, from historical buildings, a restored Victorian Fort and museums to a beautiful new marina and new shopping complex.
You'll never be bored in Weymouth, not even if it's raining! The Deep Sea Adventure features the world's foremost Titanic Exhibition and Sharky's; an all action children's play zone, under one roof. Brewers Quay is a labyrinth of courtyards and cobbled alleys where you will discover arts, crafts and specialist shops. You'll also find the Timewalk attraction, which explores Weymouth's turbulent past, Brewery Days, exploring the town's brewing heritage and Discovery, which promises "Hands-on science fun for everyone". The Nothe Fort Museum of Coastal Defence offers a memorable insight into Weymouth's maritime history and the Sea Life Park will introduce you to an amazing variety of marine creatures including seals, penguins and otters, through interesting talks, displays and an interactive SeaLab.
Weymouth also hosts a vast array of events throughout the year including an international kite festival, veteran vehicle and motorcycle rallies, military parades, handball, volleyball, sailing championships and a huge carnival in August.
Visitors to the nearby Chesil Beach Visitor Centre can also take a trip on the glass-bottomed Fleet Observer boat to examine the marine world of the Fleet more closely.
By Foot: Accessible via the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast.
By Coach: A number of independent operators operate coach services to Weymouth especially during the summer season. National Express operates direct coach services to Weymouth throughout the year. Contact them on tel: 08705 808080 or visit National Express .
By Bus: The Jurassic Coast Bus Service, CoastlinX53, stops at Weymouth.
Find out more about the Jurassic Coast Bus Service or contact Traveline on tel: 0870 6082608 or visit Traveline for further information.
By Train: South West Trains operate a fast and frequent service from London Waterloo to Weymouth daily throughout the year. Virgin Trains offer fast and frequent services from all major UK destinations to Southampton Central daily throughout the year. Connections are then available from Southampton Central to Weymouth. Virgin Trains also operate direct services to Weymouth on Saturdays during the summer. Contact National Rail Enquiries on tel: 08457 484950 or visit National Rail Enquiries .
By Road: If you are driving to Dorset from the north, leave the M5 at junction 25 and follow the signs for Yeovil, then Weymouth. Then take the A354 over to Portland.
From the east, follow the M3 and M27 to Ringwood, then the A31 to Dorchester. Follow the A354 from Dorchester to Weymouth.