Fishing and crabbing boats returning to Weymouth Port in the afternoon

Fishing and crabbing boats returning in the afternoon

Weymouth Port is one of the prettiest in the UK and it is easy to see why. There are colourful cottages, fine restaurants and inviting pubs dotted amongst Georgian architecture and interesting alleyways, leading to quaint shops (and more pubs!) All this and Tall Ships as well!

Seafood Festival viewed from the Town Bridge (July) looking toward the inner Weymouth Port

Seafood Festival viewed from the Town Bridge (July)

Because of its peace and picturesque charms, thousands of visitors enjoy strolling round the Port in Weymouth, along the harbour side and watching the many pleasure craft and fishing vessels coming and going.

Challenger Yachts 1 to 4

Challenger Yachts 1 to 4

Tall Ship Pelican of London coming about in the outer harbour area of Weymouth Port

Tall Ship Pelican of London coming about in the outer harbour

Among visiting vessels are Tall Ships, luxury cruisers, some of the World’s Top 50 Super Yachts and historic ships.

Veteran Ferry Boats dating from World War Two when Weymouth Port was used for D-Day operations

Veteran Ferry Boats dating from World War Two

The Bristolian - a Top 50 Super Yacht

The Bristolian – a Top 50 Super Yacht

We also have several veteran boats from World War Two which were used in the Dunkirk evacuations (as seen in the movie). Part of the film shows the Harbour, right behind Aaran House. Weymouth Port was the embarcation point for 450,000 trooops during  WW2.

We also see training ships, both sailing vessels and modern patrol craft. Weymouth also has an active Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing Club, taking part in many races along the South West Coast.

The old railway tracks are still there, dating from 1865 (cyclists beware!) The Fish Market has recently been refurbished and is becoming a Mecca for seafood connoisseurs. The Rowboat Ferry crosses the water to the Nothe Fort and Gardens – another haven of peace and quiet. The ferry ride across Weymouth Harbour affords excellent views of the Port from an unusual angle. One may also hire charter fishing boats or water taxis to Portland.

TS Royalist by night

TS Royalist by night

Cadet Ship Jack Petchey by night in Weymouth Port

Cadet Ship Jack Petchey by night

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Pirates singing shanties aboard the Rao Victoria. Pirates preyed on Weymouth Port in former times

Pirates singing shanties aboard the Rao Victoria

In addition, there are many events in Weymouth Port Рincluding the Christmas Day Swim, Waterfest (till 2016), Raft Race, RNLI Historic Boat Parade and much more. (See our YouTube Channel for videos)