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Weymouth is a great place...but...
Weymouth in general
Member Name: Nassos
Weymouth in general
Date: 25/04/01, updated on 25/04/01 (179 review reads)
Advantages: Good short term stay
Disadvantages: long term stay???
And here is the issue. When Weymouth is experienced from the outside, as a tourist or a passer by, who will only stay a few days or maybe weeks, it seems as if it is heaven. And the truth is that Weymouth does get a fair bit more sunshine than most parts of England. The sea, the esplanade, the coffee shops and the pubs, the amusements and the numerous (soft-core) family attractions, function well to satisfy every tourist.
I think though that if you are considering staying in Weymouth for a little longer, let us say between 15 and 36 months, the case maybe a little bit different. I had lived in Weymouth for 2 years, two years ago, and the truth is that the weather does become extremely unpleasant in the winter, with all the sand flying in your eyes, and the surprisingly strong wind violently whipping your face with rain. In addition to that once you have seen every attraction once, and it only takes 7 days to walk and learn all of Weymouth, you may find it a little bit difficult to find things to entertain you for the rest weeks of the year.
(Unless the only way of fun that you can think of is getting wrecked down the pub, shortage of which there is none in Weymouth, thank god)
The new 10-12-16-45 i -dont -know -how many -screen multiplex cinema that opened (and forced the old and famous one screened PICTUREDROME OF WEYMOUTH out of bussiness) may provide some enterainment but again the selection of films is based on extremely poor criteria.
Do not get me wrong. I have the fondest memories of Weymouth and I had the greatest time ever while I was there, this is only a heed of warning, from a semi insider, to everyone out there who is considering moving in Weymouth for a while: Ask around before you move in and get the complete picture...