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

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

Pavilion address


Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AN



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 form to enquire or call the Beach Office on 01305 239832

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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 – £2.30 Windbreak – £3.10 Sunbed – £6.70 An additional returnable deposit of 50p per item will be charged for beach items at peak periods

Award winning waters

We are proud to say that we are a Blue Flag award winning beach. 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 2019.
Click below to find out more.

Promenade Artistic Lighting Scheme

A lighting scheme consisting of 28 computer-controlled LED strips launched at the end of 2019. The lights are situated along the promenade between the Pier Bandstand and the Pavilion, lighting up Weymouth bay with a series of lighting programmes inspired by the local community.

Find out more about the scheme here.

Swannery Car Park

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894 Total, 27 Disabled, 3 Motorcycle


Cash, Card, Phone, Online/App

Pay by Mobile

Location no.6204

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Height Restriction



24 hours 7 days a week

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Pavilion Car Park

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20 Total, 3 disabled, 0 motorcycle


Cash, Card, Phone, Online/App

Pay by Mobile

Location no. 6225

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Height Restriction



24 hours 7 days a week

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General Information

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. Please see the Beach Office phone number and email address below:

Phone: 01305 239832


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.

Beach Tents

Beach tent sites are available to hire at Greenhill beach each year from April – October. Tenants need to provide their own Beach Tents, which need to be built to a set specification. For more information please contact:

Dogs on Beaches

No dogs are allowed on Weymouth and Greenhill beaches from 1 May to 30 September inclusive.

Dogs are permitted all year round in restricted areas:

  • Greenhill Groyne to Overcombe
  • Bowleaze Cove
  • dog exercise area (next to Weymouth Pavilion)

Report an incident of dog fouling
You can report dog fouling to Dorset Council by completing a short online form.