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top things to do in weymouth


Weymouth is a popular tourist destination that offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, explore historic landmarks, or try out some of Weymouth’s most popular restaurants, there is something for everyone. In this guide, we'll take a closer look at some of the top things to do in Weymouth so you can make the most of your visit to this charming seaside town.

Things to do in Weymouth

Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Beach is a perfect family-friendly beach in Dorset, with its soft golden sand and a range of traditional activities for children, including donkey rides, arcades, and peddle boat rides. The beachfront is lined with pubs, fish and chips stalls, and seafood restaurants, offering a wide variety of delicious food options. It's an ideal place to spend a day with your family, soak up the sun, and relish the delicious food while enjoying the scenic beauty of the beach.

SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth

The SEALIFE Centre is an excellent attraction to visit for a family-friendly day out in Dorset. Visitors can have a great time discovering the various types of marine life the centre has to offer. Each zone has its own unique environment and sea creatures, including penguins, seals, and sharks! The centre also offers a fantastic splash zone area and an exciting adventure playground, perfect to keep the kids occupied, so don’t forget to pack a swimsuit! They also have an on-site café, making it a great place to relax and unwind after exploring.

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour is a picturesque port located in the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a particular favourite for visitors at Newlands Holiday Park. It’s a great destination for those who want to enjoy the stunning views and a great day out with loved ones. The harbour offers a wide range of activities, including fishing and boat trips. The harbour is flanked by excellent pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating. Sit back and watch the world go by!

Sandsfoot Castle

If you're in Weymouth, be sure to visit Sandsfoot Castle. It's just a short walk along the coastal path, but the incredible views are well worth it. Once you arrive, you'll be treated to a stunning view over Portland Harbour. Although there isn't much to see beyond the small ruins, the lovely garden and cafe make for a delightful experience. 


Sandworld is an exciting choice for a family-friendly afternoon in Weymouth. The sculptures on display are beautiful and showcase the immense talent and creativity of the sculptors. The exhibits not only offer stunning designs but also provide fascinating information about the sculptors and their work. There is a fun quiz for kids to enjoy, which will keep them engaged and entertained. The cafe is also a great spot to relax and enjoy some refreshments. Whether its sculptures are inspired by Star Wars or Ancient Greece, the exhibits are truly remarkable and definitely worth a visit.

best places to eat in weymouth

Best places to eat in Weymouth

Crab House Café

The Crab House Café is an exceptional seafood restaurant that boasts a menu filled with delicious local delicacies. The cuisine is always fresh, and the service staff are incredibly friendly, making for a truly enjoyable dining experience.

Hall’s Kitchen

If you're looking for an inviting dining experience in Weymouth, Hall’s Kitchen is an excellent choice. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, and they serve great portion sizes to enjoy. Their speciality is mainly seafood and meat dishes, so if that’s your preference, we highly recommend a visit. 

The Ship Inn

After a day of exploring Weymouth, The Ship Inn offers the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal, whether it’s a Sunday roast or fish and chips. The pub's quayside location adds to its cosy ambience, and its courtyard garden is a great place to relax on a warm day. They also serve a wide range of drinks, making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a meal with loved ones.

EBike Café @ Deheers

If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly restaurant in Weymouth, then Ebike Café is a great option. They have a relaxed ambience, with beautiful décor across the café. They serve tasty meals and smoothies to enjoy while you’re there, with friendly staff to assist you when needed.

Catch at the Old Fish Market

The Catch at the Old Fish Market, included in the Michelin Guide, offers an exceptional dining experience with its fabulous food and wine. The restaurant's service is impeccable in ensuring visitors feel welcomed, while, their food is spectacular, from presentation to taste. 

The catch owns a local fishing boat and lands the fish they catch directly to the restaurant. This ensures your seafood is locally caught and super fresh!

Newlands Holiday Park to Weymouth

If you're staying at Newlands Holidays, a visit to Weymouth is a must. Located just under an hour's drive from our Charmouth holiday park, it's a perfect destination for families and couples alike. With its stunning beaches and bustling seaside atmosphere, Weymouth offers a fantastic day out that you won't want to miss.

To get to Weymouth by car, you will have to follow the A35 and B3157 to N Quay in Weymouth.

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