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Weymouth Beach (Weymouth)
Member Name: jodiestokes
Weymouth Beach (Weymouth)
Date: 10/08/09, updated on 27/08/09 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Fun for all the familiy.
Disadvantages: Crowed in the height of summer.
Weymouth is a very quaint old tourist town situated in the south west of England in which I have lived most of my life. It's a town that relies heavily upon its tourism trade for employment which is usually very good in the summer months due to its long stretch of main beach with many little private beaches dotted in and around the outskirts of the town as well as its healthy reputation as a holidaying resort. Having spent six months lucky enough to go travelling around Australia I was privy to some of the finest beaches in the world including the very famous Bondi beach and I can honestly say with hand on heart that Weymouth beach looks very much the same except without the exceptional heat perhaps.
The beach itself is extremely large running the length of the town, with its beautiful golden sands and sparkling waters it really is a haven for chilling out, taking in the fresh sea air and watching the world and its sea gulls fly by.
The beach is ideal for for pensioners who want to drink tea, visit the Greenhill gardens or perhaps par take in the bowlling activities just off the beach in the Greenhill area. The beach is also a great place for adults to chill and teens to show off their stuff. It is also a fantastic place to take the children not just for paddling or building sand castles but also for all the beach activities it has to a to offer, ranging from donkey rides, fun fair rides, punch and judy shows throughout the day and paddelo hire during the summer months. There is also a sand sculpturer that displays his amasing works of art all year round that adds some extra sparkle to the beach for all the family to see.
There are a number of little beach shops on route up and down the beach selling anything from buckets and spades to candy floss. Beach huts for hire if you're looking for a little privacy or some extra shade. An events calendar each year which provides detail on events and entertainment such as volley ball matches, kite festivals, motorcycle rallies, fire work displays and much more along the beach itself. During August there is also a carnival by the beach and a fantastic Red Arrows display guaranteed to make your kids go wow.
If you're thinking to yourself that sounds great but all that sand in my bag will drive me mad then you're fortunate enough to be at a beach that caters with both sand sections as well as a stony section that leads up to the "pier band stand "which contains a lovely Chinese restaurant for evening meals, a mini shop for ice creams and other essentials during the day as well as a games arcade to keep the kids happy.
All in all Weymouth beach is a lovely place to spend a hot summers day with the only grumble that it does get very over crowded in the height of the summer months plus there are times you really need to hold on to your sandwich to stop the sea gulls from stealing it. Its a great day out and the beach is always free.
Summary: Great place to spend a day or two.
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