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Weymouth - Central Beach

Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth lies within the "World Heritage Coast". The central beach is adjacent to the town centre and harbour with lots of activities and amusements during summer. The bay is sheltered and swimmers benefit from the gradually sloping sea bed.

Beach Type

Sand and shingle


Disabled facilities and access
First aid post
Lost child centre
Beach huts
Deckchair hire
Pedalo hire and a promenade


Sea canoeing
Beach volleyball
Beach soccer
Beach crazy golf
Land train
Children's areas and water sports centre

Nature and Wildlife

In the area there are town trails. RSPB guided tours. the South West Coastal Path Walk. Rangers Walks and Tours.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the Council from 1st May to 30th September. There are litter and dog bins on the beach and promenade.


Dogs are not permitted on the main sections of Weymouth Central or Lodmoor between 1st May and 30th September.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Dorchester Tourist Information Centre Antelope Walk Dorchester Dorset DT1 1BE [email protected] 01305 267992


Nearest town: Weymouth
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6129, -2.45091
Postcode: DT4 7AX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Weymouth is signposted from junction 25 of the M5 or via the M27. A31. A35. A354. Pedestrian/visitor access to the beach is available from the promenade.

Public Transport

Train services from London. Bristol. South West and South Wales. Regular and National Express buses from Poole. Bournemouth. Salisbury. Portland and Weymouth. Open top double decker service between Portland Bill and Weymouth seafront.

Nearest Railway Stations

Weymouth (Less than half a mile away)
Upwey (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dorchester West (Approx. 7 miles away)
Dorchester South (Approx. 7 miles away)
Moreton (Dorset) (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking for 3.000 cars at the beach. including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Royal Yard, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Park Street, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Weymouth Station, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Melcombe Regis, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Harbourside, Weymouth (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pavilion, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Melcombe Regis - Westham Bridge, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Commercial Road, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Governors Lane, Weymouth (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Swannery, Weymouth (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Weymouth