Weymouth beach in July 2011
The beach is a popular destination for sea bathing, and was frequented by King George III during times of illness. The king named Weymouth his 'first resort' and made bathing fashionable there. George III was advised to take the waters after his first bout of porphyria.
The sand on Weymouth beach was voted the best for making sandcastle and you can visit Sandworld, which features fantastic sculptures made from sand.
The beach has the traditional attractions of an English seaside resort, including (during the summer season) donkey rides, Punch and Judy, sand sculptures, trampolines and a small funfair for children.
In 2011 new structures connecting the promenade and beach in the shape of Upturned Boats have been developed by local business, and have proved a great success