Weymouth is one of Dorset's most popular beaches. The crescent-shaped sandy shore is backed by a sea wall and esplanade, and the facilities and shops of Weymouth town are just a short walk away. The town itself sits on a narrow peninsula between the sea and the harbour. The bay is generally safe for swimming, and lifeguards patrol from early May until late September. Dog restrictions apply from 1st May until 30th September on the main beach, but dogs are allowed at the southern end near the harbour and also to the north. Facilities and attractions include deckchair hire, donkey rides, pedalo hire and toilets ♿. The town has an excellent range of shops, stores, bars and cafes and frequently hosts major events.
There are some P&D car parks in the town, but congestion and long traffic jams are inevitable during peak times. Weymouth rail station is just 200 yards from the beach, and it can be good idea to park (free) at Upwey station (one stop back up the line) and either take the train or walk across Littlemoor Down. Time it right, and this can be quicker, easier and cheaper than driving into the town.