Weymouth Beach is recognised year after year as being in the top 10 UK beach destinations and it is not hard to see why. It is long, made up of fine golden sands and it shelves gently into the sea making wading out into it nice and easy. The water is clean, there are excellent facilities and safety provisions so that you are able to relax and enjoy your day out. There are beach attractions including Punch and Judy, Childrens Snail Rollercoaster, Bungee Trampoline, Donkey rides and the amazing Sand Modeller. Or why not hop aboard the Seafront Land Train and take a ride along the along the Esplanade running parallel to the beach (operates from Easter to the end of September).
Chalets, deckchairs and sun-lounger, pedaloes and floats are all available to hire and you can even play volleyball, so there's plenty to do besides relaxing and soaking up the sun.
But Weymouth Beach is also much more than that and hopefully the four videos give you a little taster of what you can expect. Weymouth Beach is also the site of many fantastic events held over the year and I will detail just some of them below.
Weymouth Beach Kite Festival - normally held on the the May day bank holiday weekend, the International Kite Festival attracts over 40,000 visitors to watch kite flyers from around the world.
The Spirit of the Sea Festival celebrates the areas rich maritime and cultural relationship with the sea featuring a fascinating diversity of prestigious events and entertainment. This is normally held during the first two weeks in July
Beach Live is a free festival of live music and performance that showcases a wide range of music and talent. Each day has a strong focus on the local music scene with a different genre of music and entertainment to inspire and cater for many tastes; including Rock, Pop, Folk, Jazz, and Blues. This is held during the same time as the Spirit of the Sea Festival.
Beach Volleyball - normally at the end of July weekend. Each year, the Volleyball Classic presents a 3-day explosion of live sporting action. This festival site includes a magnificent show court surrounded by a specially constructed beach grandstand (free to the public), nine tournament courts, over 100 top class 2 a-side men and women's volleyball teams, live commentary, music intervals and a volleyball trade stalls. The Weymouth event is the most prestigous event in British Beach Volleyball and will attract all the top British players as well as teams from Europe and USA.
International Fireworks - normally every Monday night during August. The summer special on Weymouth Seafront is sure to attract big crowds enjoying an evening of live music provided by local bands, an abundance of seafront attractions, competitions and of course those magnificent International Fireworks.
Weymouth Carnival - A fun packed day for all the family including a display above Weymouth Beach by the Red Arrows
Weymouth Beach Motocross - normally held early October. This exciting national motocross event attracts over 250 top riders from all over England, machines ranging from 125cc to 500cc riders aged 15 years upward, with several top women riders competing in this annual event. Crowds of over 15,000 pack Weymouth Seafront to enjoy the thrills and spills of this unique spectacle.