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Weymouth - Preston Beach

Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth Preston is primarily used by people who prefer a more “rural” type of beach as opposed to the resort beaches further south. This beach also has a larger dog exercise area than it's southern neighbours, with many dog owners making it their beach of choice in the summer.

Beach Type



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

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

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: 50.6253, -2.44085
Postcode: DT4 7SX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Dorset at Explore Britain.


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 (About a mile away)
Upwey (Approx. 2 miles away)
Dorchester West (Approx. 6 miles away)
Dorchester South (Approx. 6 miles away)
Moreton (Dorset) (Approx. 8 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

Beach, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Overcombe, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Weymouth Station North, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Weymouth Station, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Mount Pleasant, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Royal Yard, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Swannery, Weymouth (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Park Street, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Weymouth