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
Weymouth Visitor Centre
Unit 1, Colwell Centre
Phone 01305 561 643
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Situated in central Weymouth, the pet-friendly Ishara Apartment is set amongst the seaside town’s shops, pubs, and restaurants. Boasting free Wi-Fi, it is just 3 minutes’ walk from both Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Railway Station. Details...
Located in Weymouth, Charlotte Guest House offers rooms with flat-screen TV and free WiFi 8 km from the centre of Dorchester. Guests benefit from on-site public parking free of charge. Details...
Located 200 metres from the beach and 5 minutes’ walk from Weymouth town centre, Dolphin Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a bar with a large TV showing Sky Sports. Details...
This beautifully preserved building has been transformed into stylish, modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout. It is right on Weymouth’s seafront, 5 minutes’ walk from the station and town centre. Details...
Situated in the historic seaside town of Weymouth, Palm Court boasts rooms with free Wi-Fi and free private parking. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from the sandy Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Railway Station. Details...
With impressive views across Weymouth Bay, The Channel Guest House offers free parking and cooked breakfasts. Situated on Weymouth’s Esplanade, the hotel has cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi. Details...
Acacia House is a comfortable, semi-detached cottage set in a residential area in Weymouth, Dorset. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, a ground floor bathroom and a first floor shower room. There's also a kitchen, a utility, a dining room and a sitting room with an electric fire. Details...
Sunny Gardens is a cosy holiday home on the edge of Weymouth, just over a mile from the beach. There is a ground floor double bedroom, a ground floor room with a sofabed, and a twin room tucked into the eaves. Details...
Beach Corner is a superb, three-storey end of terrace townhouse set on Dorset's Isle of Portland, one mile from the village of Fortuneswell. There are four bedrooms, two king-size doubles (one boasting an en-suite and a balcony), plus two twins, meaning up to eight people can sleep here comfortably. Details...
Whitestones is a terraced, former fisherman's cottage in the village of Fortuneswell, on the Isle of Portland, 5 miles from Weymouth in Dorset. Set over three floors, this cottage sleeps six people in two bedrooms, consisting of one second floor and one first floor double, as well as a bathroom. Details...
Snooks Cottage is a wonderful Grade II listed, 17th century thatched cottage, situated opposite the village church in the picturesque Dorset village of Upwey, just four miles from Weymouth. The cottage can sleep four people in two double bedrooms and a ground floor bathroom. Details...
Delimara is a charming, detached cottage set in a quiet cul-de-sac in Easton on the Isle of Portland near Weymouth. With one ground floor king-size double, plus one twin and one single set in the eaves, this cottage can sleep five people. Details...