We are big fans of GREAT British seaside towns so we asked Lindy Parmley – visitor manager at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council – to tell us more about one of our favourites, Weymouth.
“As the waves crash against the rocks along the dramatic coastline of the ‘Isle’ of Portland it’s easy to see why this forms part of the World Heritage Coast. Weymouth is just across the bay and is home to a safe, clean and sheltered family beach.
“The sea off Dorset’s coast and specifically around Weymouth Bay is a world class sailing destination which is why Weymouth and Portland will host all sailing events for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games between July and September 2012.
“Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stroll, local produce, top attractions and events or an activity to jump-start your adrenaline, we certainly cater for all tastes. The variety on offer at this unique, all year round destination has led to Weymouth & Portland being a popular filming location for both the small and big screen.
“The all-year-round entertainment includes international sports, cultural and community events, so there really is something for everyone.
“Lots of events and festivals take place on Weymouth Beach and Esplanad and most of these are free to watch. Many take place during the day, and for some, such as Weymouth Sea Festival, Carnival and Show Night, the streets come alive with stalls, markets exhibitions, games and funfairs.
“As night-time approaches, the resort comes alive with a new-found atmosphere. You can enjoy an evening meal on the harbour and watch the comings and goings of boats and other crafts. There are bars and clubs for the young-at-heart with various themed nights and regular live music from some great local bands. Watch the fireworks light up the bay, or catch a show at the theatre, but most of all keep your options open and take a look at the wide variety of entertainment on offer!”
Tempted? Find out more about holidays parks in Weymouth or go to the Weymouth & Portland website.