The sea here is clean and clear, the waves small and the water shallow, making it perfect for bathing
Things To Do
It might sound obvious, but you’ll want to make sure you spend some time on Weymouth Beach on your caravan holiday. Stretching for three miles and mere minutes from the centre of town and the historic harbour, its blue flag status means it is clean and well maintained, and there is plenty going on to keep the whole family entertained. Also make sure you take a stroll down The Esplanade.
A few miles from Weymouth is Portland Castle, which overlooks Portland Harbour. One of Henry VIII’s coastal forts, constructed to defend the Dorset coast from Spanish and French invaders, today the free audio tour brings its story to life, while weary feet can rest and hungry stomachs can be filled at the tearoom.
However you do it, no holiday in Dorset is surely complete without taking in part of the Jurassic Coast. The first natural World Heritage Site in England, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, also known as the Jurassic Coast, covers 95 miles of stunning coastline. You could visit the Isle of Portland, or maybe the 18-mile long Chesil Beach. And did you know that stone from this area was used to build the Tower of London?
When enjoying your caravan holiday in Weymouth, why not take a day out to the nearby village of Abbotsbury and visit the Children’s Farm, the Subtropical Gardens or the award winning Swannery. Established by Benedictine monks back in the 1040s, visit the Swannery today to help hand feed around 600 swans or get lost in the giant willow maze.
Wander round Bennetts Water Gardens, eight acres of lakes and ponds surrounded by palms, wetland plants and more. See exotic plants and cacti in The Tropical House, while the Family Nature Trail ensures everyone will enjoy their visit.
The main road running into and out of Weymouth is the A354, which meets the A35 at Dorchester, making the seaside town easy to get to. Always remember that there are lots of tight, rural roads in Dorset so although the A-roads are fine when towing a caravan, a little off the beaten track might be a different story. Be sure to check with the campsite you’re staying at in advance regarding access and routes to use and avoid.