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The Beach

Weymouth is an award-winning sandy beach overlooked by a magnificent Georgian seafront, located at the heart of the Jurassic Coastline. This sheltered bay has a gradually sloping seabed and clean waters for swimming and water sports, making it an ideal destination for families and visitors of every age. Alongside a wide range of catering outlets, traditional attractions include Punch and Judy shows, pedalos and a land train, as well as impressive sand sculptures during the summer months.

Weymouth’s thriving shopping area is just a short stroll from the beach, whilst the nearby historic harbour is overlooked by quaint
restaurants, cafes and craft shops. The beach also hosts regular events, including festivals, sporting occasions and firework displays.

Weymouth Town Council Beach Attendants and RNLI Lifeguards patrol the resort beach between May and September to make sure that whether you want to experience a bucketful of fun, get your feet wet or just soak up the sunshine, Weymouth beach is the place to be!

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Facilities

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Toilets

Shower and toilets, toilets for disabled visitors, see our toilet locations

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Amusements

Many seasonal attractions and stalls, deckchairs and a free summer entertainment programme July – August

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Food & Drink

Beach side refreshment kiosk, on site cafe/restaurant picnic site

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Transport

Car parks nearby, close to railway station & on bus route

Pavilion address

Address

Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AN

wheelchair

Accessibility

Accessible to wheelchair users, disabled access to the beach with parking areas for disabled visitors ramp/level access. Beach wheelchairs are available to be hired subject to availability. Please use the contact us form to enquire or call the Beach Office on 01305 838511

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First Aid and Lifeguards

From May to the end of September, RNLI Lifeguards patrol Weymouth Beach providing advice, first aid and keeping you safe. Please heed any signs and always swim between the flags

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Lost Children Unit

The Town Council operate a Lost Children Facility during school holidays at the centre of the beach. Why not pop in and get some wristbands for your children when you arrive?

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Deckchairs, Windbreaks and Sunbeds

A hire service operates throughout the summer between 10am and 5pm weather permitting, current charges per day or part day hire: Deckchair – £2.20 Windbreak – £3.00 Sunbed – £6.50 An additional returnable deposit of 50p per item will be charged for beach items at peak periods

Award winning waters

We proudly achieved the Blue Flag award in 2018! The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.

2019 Bathing Water Profile for Weymouth Central

Current water quality classification is Excellent, based on samples taken from 2015 through to 2018.
Click below to find out more.

Swannery Car Park

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Spaces

894 Total, 27 Disabled, 3 Motorcycle

Payment

Cash, Card, Phone, Online/App

Pay by Mobile

Location no.6204

Height restrictions

Height Restriction

None

Open

24 hours 7 days a week

Pavilion address

Sat Nav postcode

DT4 7TY

Pavilion Car Park

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Spaces

20 Total, 3 disabled, 0 motorcycle

Payment

Cash, Card, Phone, Online/App

Pay by Mobile

Location no. 6225

Height restrictions

Height Restriction

None

Open

24 hours 7 days a week

Pavilion address

Sat Nav postcode

DT4 8DZ

General Information

With 3 e-mail addresses, 2 phone lines and 2 radio channels to monitor, the Beach Office is contacted via several means with a wide variety of requests, queries and reports. The office is also open to the public 7 days a week between May and September so face to face customer contact is a regular occurrence.

Corporate partners such as Dorset Police, RNLI, Coastguard, Dorset Waste Partnership, commercial tenants and other council departments will often contact the beach office for numerous operational reasons. In addition, with the telephone number being publicly displayed across 3 miles of seafront, members of the public will regularly call for general information, make bookings, request assistance, report anything suspicious, hazardous, anti-social or damaged.

From booking a beach wheelchair, charity stall, event space or memorial bench to reporting anti-social behaviour, unauthorised encampments – when our phone rings it can be anything. We work closely with our emergency service partners who will inform us of any relevant missing persons (MISPERS) or “concern for welfare” cases that we may come across along the seafront, request feedback on active incidents, as well as various medical emergencies and/or evacuations that we need to coordinate.

In fact – anything from a lost child/wife/husband to a lost phone; an injured person to an injured seagull, complaints about people’s behaviour and much more.

Dogs on Beaches

Generally, dogs are permitted all year round within a restricted area.
No dogs on the main beach between from Good Friday – 31 October inclusive. Greenhill Groyne to Overcombe and Bowleaze Cove and dog exercise area (by Pavilion) – all year round Greenhill Groyne to dog exercise area (main sandy beach) – 1 November to Good Friday


Report an incident of dog fouling
You can report dog fouling to the council by us at: office@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk