Weymouth is one of the gateway towns to the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site, 95 miles of fantastic scenery, history and geology spanning 200 million years. One of the largest dinosaur skulls was found recently in Weymouth bay (Pliosaur).
Weymouth boasts 3 miles of golden sandy beach, some of the best sailing waters in Europe, two RSPB reserves, the Sea Life Centre, Nothe Fort, boat trips, sea-fishing, all kinds of water sports, sailing experience aboard a square-rigger, splendid scenery, safe shallow bathing, historical sites, quaint streets, good shopping and varied attractions, all accessible within easy walking distance and all in one of Britain’s sunniest locations.
A short drive takes you to Monkey World, The Tank Museum at Bovington, Portland and Wimborne markets, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, the fossil-rich coast around Lyme Regis, The Swannery and Tropical Gardens at Abbotsbury and the famous Chesil Beach and Fleet lagoon.
If you are interested in the history of Weymouth we have compiled a time line page which you can read here
More information about Weymouth and the other gateway towns on the Jurassic Coast can be downloaded as a pdf file from – http://www.jurassiccoast.com/305/section/visiting-the-coast-31.html