Having already received Seaside and Blue Flag awards in 2019, as well as having its beach ranked the best for a staycation by Cosmopolitan magazine, it’s time for us to congratulate the wonderful seaside town of Weymouth yet again as it scoops two further accreditations!
In a recent survey by Day Out With The Kids, Weymouth was voted in the top five best seaside towns for families to visit in the UK. Over 2,000 families were asked about their favourite seaside towns and what they love most about the glorious British coast. Weymouth was judged on a variety of different areas including family attractions, beaches and perhaps most importantly, fish and chip shops – because who doesn’t love having fish and chips by the sea. Not only did Weymouth come out fourth, it was also placed in the ‘gold’ category overall, meaning it has been classed as one of the most well-rounded seaside resorts in the country – high praise indeed.
What’s more, the seaside town has also been rated the 7th most charming in the country in a poll by Big 7 Travel. The top 10 towns were ranked based on their ‘charm factor’ which included natural scenery, friendliness of the community, food and drink scene and history and culture.
With so much on offer in the Dorset town, we’re not surprised Weymouth has received so much attention lately. For those who love traditional seaside fun on the coast, there aren’t many better places to visit than Weymouth beach. Having been a Blue Flag beach since 2015, the beach has crystal clear water for swimming, as well as pedalos and regular Punch and Judy shows.
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach is the historic harbour. Not only is it a lovely place to visit, but a good place to start for anyone aspiring to get their sea-legs. There’s plenty of boat trips from the harbour, as well as jet-skis for the more adventurous thrill-seeker – you’ll be a salty sea dog in no time!
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed however, the Weymouth Sealife centre is home to the world’s smallest penguins! Or, if you’re more of a history buff Nothe Fort is well worth a visit. Beware though, things have been known to go bump in the night!
Three of our four Dorset parks are situated in Weymouth, and although we may be a little biased, we think Littlesea, Seaview and Weymouth Bay are all great places to reside. With over 100 different activities on offer, as well as access to some of the best beaches in the country, Dorset is perfect for true rest and relaxation. To be part of the action, check out our latest offers at www.haven.com
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