Get back to nature
Escape the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle and get back in touch with mother nature with a family holiday in Weymouth. In the calm and tranquil surrounds of the Dorset countryside and Jurassic coastline, you’ll get up close and personal with all creatures great and small. Including all types of birdlife, crustaceans, fauna, and flora.
Explore a host of historic walking trails that take you off the beaten track and ever closer to an abundance of animals and colorful plant species that adorn the landscape. Take time out to go bird watching at Radipole Lake and Lodmoor where the skies are teeming with schools of house sparrows, finches, and robins. Or go on a guided 4×4 Jurassic Safari adventure that will introduce you and the family to local wild deer and rabbits.
Weymouth’s coastal nature reserves provide the perfect backdrop for children to investigate pools and lagoons in search of crabs and other inhabitants. Or the whole family to be royally entertained by the antics of colonies of seals and dolphins frolicking off the bough of your chartered boat. Small wonder Weymouth is the natural choice for all holidaymakers.
As part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is no surprise that Weymouth is a popular habitat. Look out for wild deer, pheasants, rabbits and squirrels wandering around Weymouth’s open parks and natural surroundings. Weymouth’s waters are a habitat to an array of fish, shellfish and we even spot the occasional dolphin in the harbour!
We are Weymouth backs the Crabbing with Kindness campaign. Follow our advice when crabbing in Weymouth to have fun responsibly. You should alwaye use a bait bag and large bucket and should not allow more than 3 crabs per bucket. Change the water in your bucket once every 10 minutes and return the crabs to the sea gently.
On a rainy day, you could head to the Weymouth Sealife Centre and meet the you can meet seahorses, jellyfish, rays, otters and even sharks! Walk with the world’s smallest penguins – Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park is in Europe that you can see a colony of Eudyptula Minor Fairy Penguins.