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Dorset holds so many
pearls in the wild oyster

If you want a holiday of golden sands, stunning beaches, and lots of exciting activities, then there’s no better place to explore than Dorset. Imagine colourful beach huts along the beachfront, sailing boats coming to shore, watersports on the sea. Not to forget the restaurants surrounding the seaside where you can look at all of the fantastic views.

Take a trip to Weymouth Harbour & Marina

Renowned for its fishing in the working port, Weymouth Harbour and Marina is a lovely place to visit for idyllic scenery. Picture this: you’re sitting at a restaurant on Custom House Quay, watching all of the yachts and sailing boats come in and out of the harbour, and seeing the splendor of the lifting bascule Town Bridge. Sounds great? That’s not all you can witness; you could do some water sports, boat trips or have a pre-booked picnic. And, we can help you organise it all. 

How about a Jet Ski around the bay on Monday, a boat trip around Portland on Tuesday, an evening meal at Weymouth’s best restaurant on Wednesday, and a day on Redcliff Beach Thursday with your pre-booked picnic? That’s just a taster of what’s available, and we can make it work for you.

Weymouth and the surrounding areas have numerous stunning beaches which are not always advertised. But, Wild Oyster Holiday Lets know where they are, and we can help! We can make suggestions or guide you to where you want to spend your days out, so you’re organised without any stress. We also know where the boat trips are, and what water sport facilities are available, so if that sounds like something that you’d want to experience, we can help you book these.

It’s so great, it’s had a lot of iconic events here

Did you know that Weymouth hosted the Sailing Olympics in 2012? The Olympic Village was built in Portland to house the contestants. People travelled for miles to sit and watch the events at The Nothe, which provided the perfect viewing point, and still does! 

Weymouth is also a movie star; featuring in Dunkirk with Tom Hardy, filmed on Custom House Quay. World War Z, featuring Brad Pitt, was filmed at Lulworth Cove and many other films. Eastenders preferred to film in Weymouth rather than Spain, and the Mitchells arrived via Bowleaze (an impossible route), with the late Dame Barbara Windsor who used to holiday in Weymouth as a child.

Imagine having a holiday in the place that held the Olympics, and so many iconic films and TV episodes!

The history of Dorset and Weymouth

There’s lots of fantastic history about the area, and that’s what makes it into the incredible holiday destination that it is today. So, how was it developed into the popular seaside resort that it is today? What’s the history behind it?

It was developed as a popular seaside resort at the end of the 18th-century promoted by King George III where Sea Bathing was practised in the 1770’s. King George III can be seen from the beach, and other focal areas, riding on a large white horse carved with chalk onto the hills in Osmington. Since then Weymouth has grown and developed into the famous seaside town in Dorset, South West England.

Weymouth benefits from its famous golden sands is a beautiful vista with colourful beach huts and backed by Georgian houses.