Out and About

Visit Portland Bill and marvel at the views across Portland and Weymouth. Drive the coast road to West Bay and look up at the golden cliffs as seen in 'Broadchurch'. Take a bus to Dorchester and treat yourself to a cream tea in one of the many 'old fashioned' tea-shops. Bowleaze Cove and Chesil Beach are both a good walk but stop for lunch at one of the many cafes along the way. Take the passenger boat over to Nothe Fort and feed the squirrels in the park. Stop at the Nothe Tavern for a much needed cup of tea. Walk back through Brewers Quay. On a rainy day there is still much to do with the Sea Life Centre being top of your list. Although the Military Museum and Monkey World are a bit further afield they are both fantastic places to visit. Abbotsbury, a pretty Dorset village, is also a great place to visit with it's Swannery, Children's farm and Sub-Tropical Gardens. There is so much to see and do you will certainly need to return to fit it all in! Of course don't forget famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Weymouth boasts many eateries, with something to suit everyone. Pizzas, Steaks, Tapas, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Sunday Roasts and of course the obligatory Fish and Chips sitting on the harbour wall.

There are so many boats going out of the harbour throughout the Summer from chartered fishing boats to speedboats or just buy a crab net and sit on the harbour.

Why not book a theatre break? The Weymouth Pavilion is virtually on our doorstep and with countless shows, plays and tribute acts to be seen and at a fraction of the price of The West End shows.

The Council withdrew funding from the Pavilion, which was then taken on by volunteers in the community. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. It boats a new restaurant overlooking the beach and brand new strobe lighting on the outside.

Most evenings they have shows from tribute acts to pantomimes for the children and of course make a night of it by enjoying pre dinner drinks or a meal in the new Piano Restaurant.



The historic town of Weymouth itself offers a broad range of activities and entertainment opportunities that cater to any age and preference. Weymouth boasts an abundance of restaurants, from Chinese to Italian, each sure to satisfy any craving.

There are also more bars than you can count on two hands, each offering events such as live music and quiz nights. Popular attractions include the gorgeous sandy beach, the harbour, the Sea Life Centre, and Sand World.

The Pavilion, located just a stone’s throw from The Ocean, has a packed entertainment programme that means you may just be lucky enough to catch your favourite show.

Chesil Beach

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 7.3 miles (11.7 kilometres)
A beautiful pebble beach, Chesil Beach stretches from West Bay all the way to the Isle of Portland. The 18-mile beach separated from the mainland by the Fleet Lagoon, a large body of saline water.

West Bay

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 18.4 miles (29.6 kilometres)
Also known as Bridport Harbour, West Bay is a small harbour settlement situated at the mouth of the River Brit on the Jurassic Coast. West Bay is also the filming location for Broadchurch, the popular crime drama television programme.

Portland Bill

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 8.8 miles (14.2 kilometres)
A graveyard of vessels that failed to dock in Weymouth or Portland, Portland Bill is located on the Isle of Portland and is the southernmost point in Dorset. The Portland Race, a strong, dangerous tidal race caused by the meeting of tides, is visible from the shore. Portland Bill Lighthouse is a popular attraction on the Bill and an important waypoint for watercraft navigating this treacherous stretch of the English Channel.


Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 9.9 miles (15.9 kilometres)
Home of the historic 14th century St Catherine’s Cathedral, and known for its swannery, abbey buildings, and subtropical gardens, Abbotsbury is a village and civil parish located close to the English Channel on the Jurassic Coast. A section of the parish’s coastline includes the beautiful Chesil Beach, an 18-mile pebble beach that acts as a barrier between the English coast and the saline lagoon.

Lulworth Cove

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 15.3 miles (24.6 kilometres)
One of the world’s best examples of a natural cove, Lulworth Cove is located on the Jurassic Coast near the village of West Lulworth. Lulworth Cove is a highly popular tourist attraction, drawing over half a million visitors per year, and is also situated close to other sites on the Jurassic Coast, including Durdle Door.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a small village that stands in the Purbeck Hills in a gap under the castle of the same name. Corfe Castle stretches across the Isle of Purbeck and has coasts that face Poole Harbour as well as the English Channel. The village includes various types of landscapes, including sandy heathland to the north, and the Jurassic Coast to the south.

Did you know that Dunkirk was filmed in Weymouth? The Ocean can be seen clearly in the scenes from this famous film.

Take the children fishing in the harbour. There are numerous trips to be had from just a couple of hours to a full day.