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A beautiful beach.
Weymouth Beach (Weymouth)
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Weymouth Beach (Weymouth)
Advantages: Sandy beach, Facilities & kiosks on the beach, Family friendly
Weymouth beach is a short from the main town centre and has a long stretch of fine golden sand. The promenade which connects to the seafront has over three miles of level ground which provides access to the beach, town centre, historic harbour and Lodmoor Country Park. Weymouth has excellent beach management and has been recognised as one of the top 10 UK beach destinations. The beach is well known for its high standards of cleanliness, safety, information, facilities, water quality and environmental management. The views from Weymouth beach are beautiful with views of the Jurassic coastline and this can be seen when standing on any point on the beach. The local council provides seafront management services which include the daily beach management and supervision for over 3 miles of beach and Promenade together with a first aid post and lot children centre which ensures visitors safety and comfort. Lifeguard services are operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Beach Rescue between May and September with additional cover provided by the Weymouth Canoe Lifeguards during the season. The beach of course if the main attraction, how-ever other things on or along the beach includes Deckchair & Sun bed Hire and well as wind-breaker hire. There are plenty of toilets with disabled and baby change facilities, as well as cafes, beach kiosks and a traditional Punch & Judy show. There are several ramps to get onto the beach itself as well as sets of steps which are located very so often along the beach. Throughout the year they also host several major events including the International Beach Kite Festival, Fireworks, Tag Rugby, Handball, International Volleyball and more.
~ Visiting Weymouth Beach ~
Me and some of the family were on holiday in Weymouth a few weeks ago and luckily the weather was warm enough to go on the beach for a few days. The beach is about a 5/10 minute walk from the main town. As we walked to the beach we passed through side streets with some beautiful shops down, which were all decorated with flags and beach accessories such as dinghy's and beach games. We always tend to pick roughly the same spot when we go to the beach as this area is more convenient for us and is close to everything. The first thing I noticed about the beach was all the different things on and along the promenade of the beach itself. As I took my shoes off, my feet sank a little into the lovely warm sand and it felt lovely in between my toes. Whenever we went to the beach the tide was always out which meant there is a lot more space on the beach. We tend to move quite a way in order for my sister's boyfriend and his son to dig in the better slightly wetter sand to build better sandcastles. On the end of the beach which is located near the main harbour you are allowed to take dogs to the beach in this area. This is clearly marked with signs. There are a few stones here and there on the beach which may have been washed up whilst the tide goes in and out but you can always avoid stepping on these. My nephew loves looking for shells along the beach and we often find some nice one's on here and even found a small hermit crab too which we put back into the water. My sister and her boyfriend decided they wanted to go out on a Pedalo which cost £4.00 for about 30mins. These are kept on the beach and you simply go and pay for your pedalo and they will set one up and set you off in it. You can't go out too far for obvious reasons and the buoys which you can see on the water show you how far you can go. The beach gets some fantastic sun on it, so you do need to be sure you apply plenty of sun-cream as I often find when there is a slight breeze, that the wind tends to burn my skin a little. It may be useful to buy or hire a wind-breaker as when the wind blows it does blow sand everywhere and can often go in your ryes if you haven't got sunglasses on. You can eat on the beach as there are kiosks and bins for rubbish, how-ever be warned that as soon as you start eating you will be expected to have a visit from at least 5-7 seagulls. A good top is never to leave food where they can see it otherwise they'll pinch it. Along the beach there are drinking water taps, which are handy to keep you hydrated and this is great for also washing off sandy feet too.
In terms of other things to do on the beach apart from build sandcastles and sunbathe there are a small range of rides which includes Racing Snails which go round a small track and under a tunnel. You can also ride a merry go-round or ride the donkeys on the beach. There are also trampolines as well crazy golf and a traditional Punch & Jody show. All of these rides you do have to pay for, how-ever they only cost approximately £1.50 per person. These rides of course are more aimed at children. There are some kiosks along the beach which sell a range of different snacks and refreshments. Me and my boyfriend loved the Blue Bubblegum ice-cream which they sold in one of these. They also sell beach accessories such as buckets, sun cream, inflatable rings and boats and sun-hats. There are about 3 different sets of toilets available along the promenade which is always very clean and tidy. There are open from early morning until late in the evening. There are local buses to and from the promenade and there is a land train which also goes here along the promenade. The main train station is about a 5 minute walk from the main beach.
~ Overall Opinion ~
Weymouth beach is the best beach in the UK that I have visited. The golden sand along the whole of the beach make is spectacular and it feels as though I am abroad. As the beach has plenty of kiosks and other facilities, this makes it perfect for families and younger children as there are things to keep everyone entertained. There are also amusements near the beach so adults can easily go and entertain themselves in here. The beach is always kept so clean and tidy and I have never seen any litter or other rubbish on the beach. I always see plenty of Lifeguards and beach attendants walking along the beach and promenade, so if you have any questions or problems there is always someone around to speak to. At the weekends, the beach does get very busy so it's best to get down here early to get a space. I how-ever never went to the beach at the weekend and went during the week only so it wasn't as busy during this time. I highly recommend a visit to Weymouth beach, and I know I will be visiting again.
(review also on ciao)
Summary: Weymouth beach.