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Weymouth Dorset’s seaside heritage

When the railway station was opened in Weymouth in the mid 1850’s the seaside town was inundated with those seeking the relaxing air of Dorset. Within a few years it had become the seaside town of the southwest and whilst the last 150 years has seen some competition introduced, through the growth of the package holiday, Weymouth’s sea front has still kept it’s sparkle.

True – perhaps some of the many hotels that adorn the seafront may have seen their heyday past them buy and those that don’t enjoy the nick nack shops and fish and chips café’s that are situated on many of Britain’s sea fronts may take a while to spot Weymouth’s selling point but this is made easy by the look on most of the children as they run around the bucket and spades and sandcastle windmills. The kids seem to love the area of the beach that’s just across from the quay with its traditional punch and judy shows and donkey rides throughout the summer. Pedalos can be hired to amble round the bay and children and their fishing nets hunt treasure in the breakwater and along the side of the seafront – crabbing in particular seems to offer much reward.

For those that just want to enjoy the sea air the promenade offers a good few miles walk, with many café’s which you can enjoy a coffee while taking in the view. Rather not walk down the prom? Enjoy the view while traveling on the mini-train. One benefit that Weymouth has is the fantastic view of the bay – a large expanse of blue sea (beware the tide does go out a way) and the cliffs can take your breath away.

Weymouth has been wowing its visitors for hundreds of years – and with its rich heritage and attractions it has a bright future.

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