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Weymouth Beach

17 March 2017

Awards

With its expanse of golden sands and sparkling water Weymouth Beach must surely be one of the best family beaches along the South Coast. It certainly receives planty of accolades as in 2016 it was awarded a Blue Flag and a Seaside Award: these were followed by the beach being voted 'Best UK Beach' in TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice Awards, and in 2017 Trainline's study of UK’s top ten seaside destinations, put Weymouth beach third based on the site’s ticket sales for the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Attractions and Activites

Punch & Judy and donkey rides continue to entertain the children, while the famous sand models amaze the crowds with stunning creations to be seen. Pedal boats and kids activities abound, and all manner of buckets and spades can be bought from the beach kiosks.

Relax in a deckchair and when you tire of soaking up the sun you could hire a pedalo and get out on the water, or try your hand at a game of volleyball. With a host of attractions, bars, restaurants close by, there's something for everyone on Weymouth Beach.

Aside from the array of things to do in the warmer months, a stroll along Weymouth Esplanade in the colder months is nothing to shy away from. You’re blessed with golden sands and the Jurassic Coastline on one side, and picturesque buildings and the Jubilee Clock on the other.

Jubilee Clock

Weymouth Beach and Esplanade

History

Situated on Weymouth Esplanade, you'll find an exsquisite row of large Georgian buildings in the form of terraces. Most of these were built in the region of 1770 to 1855 and were operated by wealthy business men. Today, these buildings serve as hotels and guesthouses with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

The picturesque shoreline of Weymouth beach makes the town extremely attractive, which is why King George III visited fourteen times between 1789 and 1805. To commemorate the King, a statue was originally built in 1809 to mark his 50th year on the throne, though the statue has been renovated in recent years.

King's Statue

Towards the Pier Banstand which seperates Weymouth Beach from Greenhill, two memorials pay respect and stand in memory of American servicemen who passed through Weymouth and Portland to get to Normandy in the D-Day landings (D-Day Port Memorial), and local citizens who lost their lives World War I and World War II.

One of the most famous attractions in Weymouth is the Jubilee Clock, overlooking the beach and esplanade. Erected in 1887, the clock still serves its purpose today and adds another beautiful landmark to Weymouth.

Weymouth beach has been a favourite holiday destination for over with 100 years, with ice creams and donkey rides lying at the heart of the beach; the ice creams huts and donkey rides are still widely enjoyed by visitors today. Some things never change.

 

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