Weymouth and Portland Holiday Cottages
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Donkey rides have been part of Weymouth beach for a century?
Weymouth’s cheery atmosphere and safe, golden beach make Weymouth holiday cottages a popular choice for family-friendly getaways year after year. The neighbouring Isle of Portland is connected to the town by Chesil Beach, and its rugged landscape and scattered communities offer plenty to explore during Weymouth holidays.
- Weymouth and Portland share the UK’s sunniest weather
- Portland hosted the 2012 olympic sailing events
- The Isle of Portland is not technically an island
Weymouth & Portland Tourist Information
Weymouth and Portland holidays have been the choice of thousands for generations. Weymouth retains all the charm of the classic seaside resort, yet was rejuvenated in preparation for its role in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Weymouth & Portland hosted the Games’ sailing events at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, demonstrating the towns’ ideal waters for small boat sailing.
Guests of Weymouth holiday cottages can still enjoy the three miles of sandy coast, Georgian promenade and picturesque harbour, although numerous family attractions now ensure that there is plenty to see and do even when the sun isn’t shining!
Beach Holidays in Weymouth and Portland
With its golden sandy beaches and traditional promenade, Weymouth’s seafront is a colourful sight. Donkey rides, Punch and Judy and children’s amusements are just some of the attractions bound to occupy visitors during Weymouth holidays for the whole family. Another delight to be discovered at Weymouth Beach during the summer is its own sand modeller!
Portland itself has several smaller beaches, the most popular being Castle Cove beach. Sandy and secluded, Castle Cove beach is conveniently close to Portland harbour and offers an alternative for those who don’t fancy the crowds at Weymouth’s beach.
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Dog Friendly Holidays in Weymouth
Although there are no dogs allowed on Weymouth’s main beach between the months of May and September, one end of the beach does include a special dog friendly area all year round. Preston beach also offers an area in which dogs are permitted anytime. Why not browse the pet friendly holiday cottages available from Blue Chip to plan your dog friendly holiday in Weymouth & Portland.
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Weymouth and Portland Family Attractions
Although an important part of Britain’s past, Weymouth is working towards the future and this is reflected in the impressive choice of family-friendly attractions throughout Weymouth and Portland holidays. Whether you visit the historic, natural sights or join the fun at the family attractions, Weymouth is the perfect place to escape from it all.
Attractions include Lodmoor County Park (which includes the Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary), and the Timewalk Museum, where visitors are transported to the Weymouth of the fourteenth century.
For those who are interested in the more natural places of note during holidays in Weymouth and Portland, Portland offers the Portland Bill lighthouses, Portland Castle, Rufus Castle and Chesil Beach. In Weymouth, the Victorian Nothe Fort at the harbour’s entrance makes for a fascinating visit. With underground passages, rumours of hauntings and military displays to be found the whole family will find this an entertaining day out.
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