Destination guide

Life's picture perfect in this pretty port town

Nestled along the southern coast of England, the charming port town of Weymouth offers an idyllic setting, complete with sandy beaches and a promenade bustling with activity. Spend your days exploring the beachfront area where Georgian homes are now filled with cozy hotels, shops, and restaurants, not to mention a host of family-friendly attractions. Book a Weymouth vacation rental and you'll never be far from the bustling harbor, where yachts bob in the water and sail boats float across Weymouth Bay. Certain areas of the coast offer untouched natural beauty, which only adds to the town's picturesque scenery.

Things to do

A playground filled with everything from castles to penguins

Step back in time as you stroll through the stone ruins of the 16th-century Sandsfoot Castle and the labyrinth of underground passageways at the 19th-century Northe Fort. In the mood for something off-kilter? Sandworld Sculpture Park features massive sculptures made entirely from sand. If you're staying in a Weymouth vacation rental with animal lovers, they'll love Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, home to crocodiles, penguins, seals, and sharks. The whole family will enjoy the carnival rides at Fantasy Island Fun Park and the ride to the top of Jurassic Skyline, a 174-foot-tall observation tower with views of the area.

Activities

From pubs to pirates, anything goes in Weymouth

The beaches of Weymouth serve as 1 giant playground for children and adults alike, as you spend the day building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, or enjoying a donkey ride along the shore. Shallow bay waters make for an afternoon of safe swimming. If you're looking for bigger thrills, sign up for sailing or windsurfing lessons. Weymouth's harbor offers its own fun, as you can spend the day fishing for crab or unwinding at a popular waterfront pub. In the summer, the town hosts revered seafood and music festivals, while spring brings a wacky pirate-themed festival.

Weather

It's summertime at the beach… but keep that sweater handy

If you book your Weymouth vacation rental for the summer, the beach goers may be out in full force, but the temperature rarely exceeds 68 degrees and the waters are even cooler. Sunny skies and dry conditions, however, keep summer beach bums feeling warm. Fall and spring bring temperatures in the 40s and 50s, while chilly winters see highs in the low 40s. November is the wettest month, with rainfall totals averaging about 3.5 inches. One thing to keep in mind while packing for your trip: the town's tepid climate means you'll see little difference between daytime and evening temperatures.

Natural features

The coast is clear—searching for beauty on the beach

Set along the Jurassic Coast—an area named for its abundance of fossils— Weymouth offers stunning scenery, including a shoreline dotted with natural arches, pinnacles, and stack rocks. The region also features sandy beaches, ideal for lounging, and pebble beaches, custom-made for strolls. You'll find tiny coves scattered throughout the area as well, just in case you long for a bit of peace and quiet. The Radipole Lake Nature Reserve sits right in the heart of the city and features wetlands teaming with wildlife such as colorful bearded reedling, ducks, geese, and dragonflies.

How to get there

How to get to and around Weymouth

The nearest airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 29.6 mi (47.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Weymouth Station or Upwey Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Weymouth?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,087 vacation rentals near Weymouth. From 607 Cottages to 296 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Weymouth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Weymouth?

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  • Weymouth Beach: 1,332 vacation rentals
  • Upwey Station: 1,425 vacation rentals
  • Weymouth Marina: 1,321 vacation rentals
  • Weymouth Pavilion: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • Chesil Beach Visitors Centre: 1,207 vacation rentals

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Can I rent Cottages in Weymouth?

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  • Houses: 296 rentals available
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  • Condos/Apartments: 83 rentals available

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