Weymouth beach in the pretty seaside harbour town of one of the most beautiful counties in England has been awarded the 9th best beach in Europe spot by millions of worldwide travellers. These results came from the recent TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards whereby the hot spots were granted after considering the quality and the quantity of the reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months.
Beach lovers have been flocking to Weymouth for years, ever since King George III hot footed it around here back in the 1800’s. The seaside town is everything you would want for the quintessential English seaside holiday. The golden sandy beach has rather an elegant backdrop of beautiful Georgian townhouses and in the warm summer months, on the beach you will find a traditional Punch n Judy show, donkey rides and more perfectly built sandcastles than you will have seen ever before.
Weymouth harbour is reputed to be one of the prettiest in Europe with its working fishing boats leaving to the seas and returning with fresh fish for some of Dorset’s most splendid restaurants. Fishing trips are on hand right at the harbour too, so any keen fisherman can take a trip and catch their own supper for the evening.
The wonderful thing about Dorset is that it is by the sea, nicely rounded off by the stunning Jurassic Coastline, yet it is also amongst rolling green hills and unspoilt English countryside. One of the most favoured ways to experience all of this is by staying in a traditional old thatched Dorset cottage deep in the peaceful countryside with nothing but walks and pubs with open fires on your doorstep. Think ambling through pretty villages, drinking real ale in the best pubs in England, walking the Jurassic coastline looking for dino fossils and then perching yourself on Weymouth harbour with a bag of chips and some Weymouth cockles caught straight from the sea in front. Pure heaven!