The Natural Place to be... Weymouth Beach
The sands and safe water of Weymouth Beach and bay are some of the finest in Great Britain and Europe. The views from the bay are spectacular, stretching across the horizon taking in the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.
We pride ourselves on excellent beach management and have consistently been recognised as one of the top 10 UK beach destinations. Weymouth beach has received many accolades which reflect our high standards of cleanliness, safety, information, facilities, water quality and environmental management.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council provides the Seafront management services including the daily Beach management and supervision for over 3 miles of Beach and Promenade; together with a first aid post and a lost children centre which ensures visitors safety and comfort. Lifeguard services are operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Beach Rescue between May and September with additional cover provided by the Weymouth Canoe Lifeguards during the season.
Beach attractions and amenities including Deckchairs, suntraps and sunbeds, toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities, cafes and a host of independent beach kiosks and attractions are located within the seafront environment for your use and enjoyment. Throughout the year the beach also hosts several major events including the International Beach Kite Festival, Fireworks, Tag Rugby, Handball, International Volleyball, Motocross, Chase the Pudding Xmas fun run etc.
The Weymouth, Greenhill and Preston Promenades, including access to the town and the surrounding areas is flat and level. There are several ramps onto the main beach plus further ramps onto Greenhill and Preston pebble beaches.
The main Weymouth Tourist Information Centre; located centrally within the Beach Environment is OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - ALL YEAR staffed by an efficient, knowledgeable team who can advise you how best to enjoy your stay in our Resort and surrounding area.
Dorset's coastline is a popular location for visitors to enjoy and explore, the majority of visits are incident free and these notes have been made available to visitors to make an informed judgement about their safety.
• Wind and tidal effects can create hazardous sea conditions including large waves breaking on shelving beaches and an undertow. Consider the conditions before swimming or approaching the water's edge.
• Incoming tides can trap the unwary. Check the tide before walking on the beach footpaths.
• Cliff rock falls and mudflows sometimes occur on the coast. Do not enter known problem areas. Keep away from the base of cliffs.
• Sea walls and harbours are not often fenced. Take care not to fall from the edge. Erosion is a natural, ongoing process along this stretch of coast – and is one of the main reasons why the Jurassic Coast was designated a World Heritage Site. Exceptional rainfall over the past year has left some of the cliffs in an unusually unpredictable and unstable condition, with a heightened risk of additional landslides, mudslides and rock falls. People can and should enjoy the coast but should, as always, take care when out and about. You can find further information on staying safe on the Jurassic Coast website