The Alexandra has a great location to not only experience all that Weymouth has to offer, but also explore the surrounding area. There is plenty to do, whatever your interests, be it an active holiday or looking for something more leisurely. We’ve done the hard work for you, to help you plan your stay, and list below various guides no matter what your interests. For details of events happening in and around Weymouth during your stay, please check out the link below.
Weymouth Harbour is a picturesque harbour. It has a 17th-century waterfront showcasing many pubs and eateries. Also many boat charters and fishing trips depart from here. A plaque in the harbour commemorates where it’s believed the ‘Great’ plague or ‘The Black Death’ entered England. It is believed to have been brought ashore from a sailing vessel docking in Weymouth harbour on 25 June 1348.
It is the beach that brings most people to Weymouth, which is no surprise. An award winning three mile beautiful sandy beach you can enjoy any time of the year. In the summer there's entertainment for everyone ranging from traditional attractions such as Punch & Judy and donkey rides, to lively events such as beach volleyball championships.
The Weymouth Pavilion is a complex comprising a 988-seat theatre & 600 capacity ballroom known as the Ocean Room. It has many shows throughout the year.More information:
Weymouth has lots of independent businesses, and so is a great place to shop.
See amazing sand sculptures created by talented artists from around the world and enjoy a unique gallery with huge sand sculptures & a sand pit for hands-on creations.
The 8 acres of gardens here are home to National & International Collections of Water Lilies, flowering from late spring through to the autumn. Creating one of the most outstanding displays of water lilies in Britain it has the Monet Bridge as a centrepiece.
Weymouth has two RSPB reserves:
Lodmoor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.