"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Weymouth

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Dorchester and 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the Isle of Portland. The town's population is 52,323 (2011). The town is the largest settlement in Dorset following the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole

The A354 road bridge connects Weymouth to Portland, which together form the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The history of the borough stretches back to the 12th century; including involvement in the spread of the Black Death, the settlement of the Americas, the development of Georgian architecture, and preparations for World War II.

Fishing and trading employ fewer people in the area since their peak in earlier centuries, but tourism has continuously increased its presence in the town since the 18th century and is now the primary industry. Weymouth is a tourist resort, and its economy depends on its harbour and visitor attractions; the town is a gateway situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Weymouth Harbour is home to cross-channel ferries, pleasure boats and private yachts, and nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held.

Local authority: Dorset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SY677793

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Things to see and do in and around Weymouth

  • Blooming Kids
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
  • Lakeside SuperBowl Weymouth
  • Sharkys Play Zone
  • The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail
  • Brewers Quay and Timewalk Journey
  • Nothe Fort
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park
  • Pirate Adventure Golf
  • Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
  • Granby Fun Factory
  • SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park
  • Portland Castle
  • Portland Plateau Walk
  • Easton Gardens

Tourist Information

Weymouth
Weymouth Visitor Centre
Unit 1, Colwell Centre
School Street
Dorset
England
DT4 8NJ

Phone 01305 561 643
Email enquiries@weymouthinformationcentre.co.uk
http://www.weymouthinformationcentre.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Thursday 30 March

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1020
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 1020
Humidity 75%
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12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 66%
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15:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SE
Pressure 1016
Humidity 72%
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18:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1014
Humidity 80%
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21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1013
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
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