As you'd expect from an island nation, Britain is home to some of the most stunning pieces of coastline in the world. From sandy beaches to rocky cliffs, there's something special about the seaside here in Britain. Where though, is the best beach? Well, you'll find it Dorset – Weymouth to be specific. From its initial popularity as a Georgian seaside resort favoured by royalty to being the location for the sailing events in the 2012 Olympics, Weymouth has a rich history. This year, its long sandy beach was voted the best in the UK by TripAdvisor users, cementing its status as Britain's premier seaside destination.
What is it about Weymouth beach that makes it so special? Well, it's a three mile long stretch of glorious golden sands that leads from a bustling harbour to rolling green hills. To put it simply, you couldn't get any more picturesque. An afternoon here brings back memories of childhood holidays, especially with the traditional Punch and Judy shows and donkey rides that take place during the summer. Oh, and don't forget to have a look at the famous sand sculptures! The waters themselves are great too, and are safe for swimming in. So whether you're more at home on land or in the sea, Weymouth beach really is the perfect place to enjoy the great British summer.
Exploring the area
Of course, Weymouth isn't just a beach. We've spoken about the harbour already, and it's a truly unique place that gives the area lots of character. Full of pubs, restaurants and independent shops, it's a great place to while away a couple of hours. Weymouth is ideally situated to explore the rest of the Jurassic Coast too. Chesil Beach and Portland are just a short drive away, and slightly further afield you'll find iconic coastal Dorset landmarks such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks. So while you're not sunbathing or building sandcastles with the little ones, why not see what else Weymouth and the surrounding areas have to offer.
The best Weymouth properties
Boasting the best beach in the land means that Weymouth is something of a Dorset property hotspot. You'll find all kinds of homes for sale in the area. There's a wealth of stunning traditional cottages, perfect for those looking to reconnect with nature – which Dorset has in abundance! You can choose from plenty of contemporary properties too, as well as grand, sympathetically restored period properties that will take your breath away. If you're thinking of making the move, follow the link to see our latest Weymouth properties. There's a home to suit everyone.
Making the move
Come the summer tourist season, Weymouth is full of people from all over the UK who have come to spend time in a traditional seaside town that's home to the best beach in Britain. When the tourists have all packed up their buckets and spades though, the people who call Weymouth home still testify to its unique charm and beautiful scenery. So if you’re thinking of moving down to the South West coast, why not consider this beloved part of Dorset?