About Weymouth, Dorset

Located on the South Dorset coast, Weymouth is the focal point of Weymouth Bay with its sweep of sand and shale beaches. Weymouth offers a range of brand name High Street shops, supermarkets, schools and health centres. The leisure and entertainment facilities of a bustling and popular resort town make Weymouth and the surrounding area an enviable place to live.

Weymouth was originally a settlement on the edge of Weymouth Harbour and developed from the 12th century and was a rival with Melcombe Regis for trade until the towns were formed into a single borough in 1571 under an Act of Parliament and both towns became known as Weymouth.

As Weymouth grew, the villages of Upwey, Broadwey, Preston, Wyke Regis, Chickerell, Southill, Radipole and Littlemoor became part of the Weymouth built-up area, although Chickerell is now a town in its own right.

The completion of the A354 Weymouth relief road has made transport links to the county town of Dorchester, with a further range of amenities, much more convenient. From Dorchester the A35 links with the motorway network at Southampton and the A37 takes you north to Yeovil.

Weymouth retains a main line station to London Waterloo, where the line terminates a short walk from the beach and town centre.

With its picturesque harbour, sandy beach and position at the centre of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, surrounded by beautiful South Dorset countryside, Weymouth is a fabulous place to visit or live.

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