Activities in Weymouth
Weymouth is a hive of activity from April to the end of summer. From trails, festivals and firework displays, Weymouth is awash with colourful entertainment.
Weymouth beach is home to the Sand Sculptor who makes incredible sand art on the beach. The Sand Sculptor learnt how to sculpt from his grandfather using solely sand and water. His sculptures are incredible creations and well worth a look.The beach is a haven for families as the water is safe, the views are beautiful, and the beach is considered one of the best in England.
The Sculptures at Tout Quarry display impressive sculpturing skills in local Portland limestone. They also offer carving and sculture workshops for any budding artists.
Weymouth and Dorset have some wonderful cycling routes, you are bound to find a route suited to your experience and ability. Find a country pub for lunch, or take a picnic with you on your cycling adventure. Bicycle hire is available nearby from £8 per day, and can be booked from our reception. Arrangements can be made to deliver and collect the bikes straight to and from your holiday home. Also offered is a helmet, lock, toolkit and pump.
Dorset boasts a wealth of sites perfect for bird watching. The area attracts a variety of migrating birds, and on a south-easterly wind, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of shearwaters, skuas, terns and scoters. Pomerine skuas may be spotted in transport in late spring. The purple sandpipers are a popular attraction also, as they feed around Pulpit Rock, which is also a good place for puffin watching in early summer.
Golf in the local area is a popular activity, with a wide variety of courses to choose from. The Dorset countryside proivides a beautiful backdrop to any round.
Local riding schools offer a variety of trips for various abilities to suit all levels of riders. Riding along the sand, or trekking through the countryside, horseriding in the local area is a wonderful way to see the stunning Dorset scenery.
Set against the Dorset coastal backdrop, there are over 900 climbing routes for all levels of ability on the Isle of Portland.
From short trips out on a mackerel trip to longer sea excursions looking for seabass, Weymouth is the perfect place to jump on a boat and try your luck with the local marine life.
Weymouth Skatepark is one of the UK's top outdoor venues for BMX, skateboards and rollerblades.
Whatever ability you are, and whatever degree of difficulty you are looking for, the 630 miles of coastline will provide perfect walking routes. Ask reception about their recommendations for your ability and desired length of walk, and they will be able to help you explore the unspoilt beauty of Dorset. There is no better way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage than on foot.
Kite-surfing, power-kiting, sailing, windsurfing, diving, Weymouth offers it all. The bay is a great place to learn and improve your watersports skills.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find the area overflowing with activities for all abilities and ages.