Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Beach is a curving arc of golden sand adjacent to the town centre, with Weymouth pier at the southern end. Family-friendly, the safe, shallow waters are ideal for swimming, and a range of other activities are on offer during summer, from donkey rides to Punch and Judy shows.

Ramps lead to the sand from the long, flat, attractive promenade. There is disabled parking near the beach plus a free beach wheelchair for hire from the Office. Windbreaks and deckchairs can be hired, and there are plenty of food choices. Weymouth Pier is at the southern end and a miniature train sometimes runs.

From 1 May to around the end of September RNLI lifeguards and beach attendants are on duty; there’s a First Aid point and a Lost Children service. There are numerous free public toilets, accessible toilets, baby change, and shower facilities.

Seasonal events include sports, festivals, sand sculptures, and fireworks. Activities include water sports, crazy golf, a fun fair, amusements, pedalos, and donkey rides for children.

Dogs are not allowed on the main central beach or Lodmoor from Good Friday to the end of October and must always be on lead on The Esplanade, but there is an allocated exercise area near the Pavilion.

Weymouth holds Blue Flag and Seaside Awards and is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not permitted on the main sections of Weymouth Central or Lodmoor between Good Friday and 31st October.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Promenade

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SY 6806 7935

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Weymouth Beach Reviews

Aug 12th 2020

Have been doing to Weymouth since I was a child with family, seen a lot of changes.
Still as beautiful as ever and a special place with my late father before he died of a painful death myelo fibrosis & cancer.
My grandparents owned caravans there before they finally moved there.
Weymouth is filled with unique charm & character you won’t find anywhere else in the UK. Actually the whole of Dorset is filled with unique charm & beauty that it should be given the gold award every year.
Perfect for families, couples, elderly & singles.
Weymouth has everything you can look for in a day out & holiday.
But a word to all us visitors & guests..
Weymouth & Portland & other areas of Dorset are Beautiful & exceptional for a reason, so let’s please all respect the county & the beaches & the wonderful people that help to keep it that way.


Nov 14th 2021

Best beach in the UK in my opinion. Golden arching soft sand and really spacious and relaxing.

Dog welcome here

Linda Stevenson
Oct 29th 2021

I’m lucky to live in Weymouth with my two dogs, we’ve be out and about finding businesses close to the beach where dogs are welcome inside during hot weather helping to keep them safe and close

What did we get wrong?