There are plenty of places to explore beyond Weymouth. Dorset really is brimming with things to do with a fantastic playground of beaches and miles of unspoilt countryside. It is perfect for sailing, walking and exploring.

Weymouth is located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast and is a gateway town to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes 96 miles of the Dorset and east Devon coast. The South West Coast Path has two routes around Weymouth and Portland—one around its coast, and one into the countryside.

Beyond Weymouth you’ll find that Dorset is a county of contrasts. It offers the very best of countryside, coastline, events and attractions are perfect for families and couples alike.

Check out our page on Spending a Day in Dorchester for some ideas!

Dorset boasts some of the best and unique family attractions you’ll ever find! Monkey around at Monkey World or enjoy an explosive day out at our very own Tank Museum. With so much to do you will be spoilt for choice!

For a visit with a slower pace of life then Dorset can provide this in spades. It has a wealth of historic castles, gardens, lakes and fantastic stately homes and houses to explore.

Dorset in TV and film

Dorset has been the star of many famous film and TV productions, including ITV’s multiple BAFTA winning crime drama Broadchurch which was filmed at West Bay.

Film-makers, poets and writers have all been captivated and had their imaginations charged by the outstanding beauty of Dorset’s towns and villages landscape and coastline…and it’s easy to see why! Thomas Hardy’s novels and poems capture the imagination and draw many visitors to this part of the world.

Finding a place to stay in Weymouth is easy. From chic hotels in Weymouth and B&B’s or the freedom of self catering, cottages, campsites, caravan and holiday parks in Weymouth. You will definitely find your kind of place to stay so you can explore lots of places beyond Weymouth.