Weymouth and the Surrounding Area
King George III , whose whose statue stands between The Esplanade and Weymouth’s main streets, “discovered” Weymouth and put it on the map between 1789 and 1895. It became a popular bathing resort and remains so to this day with it’s wide sandy beach and safe shallow bathing area.
A stroll along The Esplanade will take you all the way to Preston, by the start of the Jurassic Cliffs. Here you can take refreshment at the beach , Cafe Oasis, the Spyglass Inn overlooking the bay or for the energetic the cafe right on the top of the hill with panoramic views back to Weymouth.
The entrance to the harbour is overlooked by The Nothe Fort which is now a museum with exhibitions about the Napoleonic era and the Second World War.
A walk from The Marina into town via the Quay takes you from modern yachts of all sizes past working fishing boats, old sailing inns and winding alleys.
Brewers Quay has numerous restaurants and The Red Lion pub.