Popular Lettings in Weymouth
Highlights in Weymouth
- Quaint harbour town
- Historic and picturesque
- Fantastic hiking
- Portland Castle
- Fossil hunting
Most popular in Weymouth
Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Weymouth
Weymouth is known as England's Bay of Naples. It is a charming seaside town with beautiful golden sands sprinkled with deckchairs, safe shallow waters, year-round events and a lovely harbour. The centre of town is right next to the beach, so why not rent a holiday home in this area and be in the thick of the action? Or perhaps you prefer to be a little more off the beaten path. In this case there are some spectacular lettings spread along the West Dorset Heritage Coast as the town of Weymouth makes way to countryside.Lettings of all sizes in Weymouth
In the UK people commonly live in houses rather than flats, and Weymouth is no exception. Holiday rentals include smaller terraced, larger semi-detached, and larger still detached houses with big gardens. Look out for the great value lodges by the sea. Suitable for small groups, they often come with communal swimming pools!
Holidays in Weymouth
The area and getting around
Weymouth is a small town located on the English south coast, just half an hour drive from Bournemouth’s international airport. The compact and quaint urban area makes way to the magnificent untouched coastline surrounding the town. A few kilometres to the south is the Isle of Portland. Accessible by road, it offers a magnificent combination of man-made and natural wonders.A haven for beach buffs
Weymouth's Blue Flag beach is a gently curving arc of golden sand recognised as one of the top ten beach destinations in Europe. But it is the coastline stretching east of the town that is most memorable. Schedule a day to visit Durdle Door, 15 minutes’ drive east of Weymouth, and one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks. This devastatingly picturesque beach located in a quiet bucolic setting is known for its magnificent natural limestone arch. A few miles further east and you reach Lulworth Cove, a picture-book, perfectly symmetrical cove of small white pebbles and blue-green water.
Travellers and activities
There’s no better way to take in the lovely Weymouth coast and countryside than by stepping out and taking a hike. A must-do is to walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path. The 2-hour Portland Plateau walk follows a section of this path along the east coast of the Isle of Portland, which takes you past formidable scenery, historical forts and old quarries. Don’t miss the Abbotsbury Castle walk just west of the town which takes you through 5,000 years of history; a Stone Age route peppered with archaeological remains and expansive sea views.Weymouth for families
Adventure seekers are advised to join the Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail. This fun self-guided trail gets you solving various challenges along the way. While you’re at it, your children will be immersed in an educational experience as they learn about the many different buildings and monuments in Weymouth. At Weymouth Sea Life and Adventure Park, enjoy the family-friendly exhibits and wide variety of unusual sea creatures. A highlight is walking with the world's smallest penguins, the only such colony you can see in Europe! The perfect summertime day out, the park also boasts a water play area and a themed mini golf course.
Weymouth is in the county of Dorset, which comes from the Celtic word Dorseteschire - the place of fisticuffs!
Top 5 travel tips in Weymouth
One of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s, it now overlooks Weymouth's Portland modern harbour. Take the excellent audio tour which gives you an insight into the history and life of the sea defence. Feeling peckish? Stop by the excellent tea room and its try the delicious home-made cakes!2. Grab your binoculars and head for Radipole Lake Reserve
Located right in the heart of Weymouth, this is a top class nature reserve which is a favourite for local wildlife enthusiasts. Staff inside the info centre are extremely friendly and welcoming, and will point you to the best spots to view the myriad unusual birds and insects that inhabit the reserve.3. Explore Weymouth Harbour
Spend an afternoon moseying this gorgeous harbour at your leisure, watching the boats go by on the busy waterway, and browsing the many independent shops. Stop for lunch or a drink in one of the many cafes, pubs and tea rooms vying for your business.4. Go fossil hunting
Weymouth is in the middle of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site replete with countless fossils for you to discover. The best local hunting spot is Redcliff Point at the top of Weymouth Bay, and who knows what you might find. An ammonite, a piece of an Ichthyosaurus or even a tooth from a Jurassic shark!5. Try out the traditional English Sunday lunch in a quaint village pub
The Springhead in the pretty village of Sutton Poyntz, just north of Weymouth, is an absolute gem. Located in the most enchanting of settings imaginable, this most charming of pubs is warm and cosy inside in the winter and offers a lovely patio and garden in the summer, and its Sunday Carvery is one of the very best in Dorset!