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Seaside relaxation in Weymouth holiday lettings

Weymouth has been a popular seaside town since Georgian times, and still has a historic charm with its old-fashioned pier and shops selling buckets and spades. There are many Weymouth holiday rentals catering to family groups, and attractions that are aimed at kids of all ages. The golden sand beach was once voted the best place in the UK to build a sandcastle, and there are shallow seas that are ideal for paddling. After a day of family fun, stop for fish and chips on the seafront, or relax with off-duty fishermen in one of the traditional pubs found along the harbour.

Things to do

Attractions near Weymouth holiday lettings

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is a great day out for all ages and has both indoor and outdoor fun. The Creature Zone is full of fish and mammals native to the UK, from otters to seals, and you can see them up close in their natural habitat or stay for feeding time to learn more about them. There's Caribbean Cove, an outdoor adventure playground where kids have space to run around, and the Splash Zone where they can cool off under water jets on a hot day. Inside, there are vast tanks full of exotic fish, including a glass tunnel where you're just inches from fearsome sharks.


Things to do near Weymouth holiday homes

Weymouth's best-known attraction is probably its beach. A wide stretch of golden sand with some shingle, it runs adjacent to the lively Esplanade with its rows of Georgian homes, attention-grabbing amusement arcades and fish and chip shops. You'll find lots of Weymouth holiday rentals close to the seafront, allowing you to explore attractions such as Weymouth Pier, where you can enjoy an ice cream while looking out over the sea, and Weymouth Harbour which is full of colourful fishing boats. Here, you can hop on a boat for tours of the Jurassic Coast.


Local weather for your stay in Weymouth holiday homes

While Weymouth is a little milder than the rest of the UK, it has seasonal weather which can be a little unpredictable. July and August are usually warm and sunny, with temperatures hitting the low 20s, without too many rainy days. Off-season, the shoulder months of May, June and September are often sunny and mild, although there's a bigger risk of rainy days, so plan for alternative indoor activities. Winters are usually mild, sometimes dipping to freezing, but with the right outdoor clothes you can enjoy bracing walks on the beach or in the countryside.

Natural features

Discover the unspoilt Jurassic Coast near Weymouth

Weymouth sits on the Jurassic Coast which runs from east Devon to Dorset. It's named for its interesting geological features, from striped strata cliffs to beaches full of fossils. Stay in a Weymouth holiday rental and you can explore parts of the South West Coast Path, with dozens of trails that take you along the rocky coast to peaceful coves. The 4-hour walk to the ruins of Abbotsbury Castle is popular, taking you down trails surrounded by wildflowers until you reach the castle's peak, with views across the English Channel on clear days.

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 centre.

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

Family friendly

Family fun near Weymouth holiday homes

Weymouth has plenty of kid-friendly attractions and activities for all ages. Holiday homes can be found near places like SEA LIFE Centre, an aquatic park with marine life like penguins, octopi and seahorses, and the Jurassic Skyline, a family park with thousands of sea creatures and a play area. Kids will also like Sandworld, a unique gallery with huge sand sculptures and a sand pit for hands-on creations.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Weymouth

Couples will love the romantic locations in Weymouth. Holiday rentals are available near places like Sandsfoot Castle, a cliffside castle ruin site with peaceful gardens and sea views, and Nothe Fort, a Victorian harbour fortress with labyrinthine tunnels and a museum. You'll also enjoy Greenhill Gardens, an expansive garden near the beach with an array of vibrant blooms and walking paths.

Where to stay around Weymouth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,083 holiday lettings near Weymouth. From 605 Cottages to 296 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Weymouth is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Weymouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Weymouth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Weymouth Beach: 1,326 holiday lettings
  • Weymouth Marina: 1,314 holiday lettings
  • Upwey Station: 1,415 holiday lettings
  • Pirate Adventure Mini Golf: 1,367 holiday lettings
  • Weymouth Pavilion: 1,314 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Weymouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Weymouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 605 Cottages in Weymouth. Our other popular types of Weymouth holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 296 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 605 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 82 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Weymouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 69 holiday homes with pool available in Weymouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.