Growing up in Dorset, one of my nearest beaches was Weymouth. Dorset has many award-winning British beaches, where I have fond childhood memories, but Weymouth was always my favourite. For a few years, my parents owned a static caravan at Weymouth Bay holiday park. We used to stay there most weekends. When I was a little older, we rented a big house right on the seafront on Greenhill a couple of times, which was beautiful.
Last year, my boyfriend, Mike, and I, took the children to Weymouth Bay. It was lovely to show him so many of the places I loved as a child. It was even more wonderful to see my own children making their own memories. My three girls loved many of the things I loved. The swing boats, the donkey rides, the punch and Judy show and the little land train, which runs along the prom. Weymouth is such a traditional English beach, its difficult not to love it.
There’s an abundance of beach kiosks selling everything from buckets and spades, to chips, ice cream and candy floss. The town centre is only a one minute walk away, with a mix or tourist shops and regular high street shops. The harbourside has museums, pubs and soft play centres. The prom is lined with cafes and amusement arcades. There are many local tourist attractions and coastal paths for walks. One attraction we visited was the Sea Life Centre, where we had a brilliant day out. I’ve blogged before about the Sea Life Tower, now known as the Jurassic Skyline, which is a more recent addition to Weymouth’s attraction.
The truth is though, really you can’t get much better than just playing in the sea and building castles in the sand.
So although our trip to Weymouth was back in the summer and now it’s a very very cold winter, I’m looking forward to places we hope to go when the weather warms up again. Weymouth will definitely be on our destination list again. Here are just a few of the photos from our trip…
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