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Situated on the edge of the iconic heritage Jurrassic coast and just a short stroll from the bustling resort of Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park & Spa provides the ultimate location for families or couples looking for an unforgetable holiday experience.
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Based in one of Dorset’s finest countryside locations in the peaceful hamlet of Osmington Mills, the park is nestled within a beautiful wooded valley yet is just 200m from the seaside with a shingle beach and numerous rock pools.
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Dorset Visitor's Guide

Embark on a seaside escape to Weymouth, where golden sands meet historic charm, offering a perfect blend for families, couples, or a mates' retreat. Savour the fresh catch at bustling harbourside eateries, and dive into activities from paddleboarding to exploring the Jurassic Coast. Don't miss the Sea Life Adventure Park for an aquatic twist. Weymouth's Nothe Fort, built to protect against Napoleon III, now stands as a unique museum with stunning views. For a truly memorable stay, opt for a cosy lodge or cabin, providing that home-away-from-home feel amidst the coastal serenity. Weymouth is your go-to for an unforgettable UK break.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Weymouth?

Weymouth is a vibrant seaside town with a touch of the traditional British holiday charm mixed with modern amenities. It's a place where the old harbour's fishing boats mingle with yachts, against a backdrop of Georgian architecture. For 2024, Weymouth is buzzing more than ever, with new attractions and a calendar packed with festivals, including the annual Seafood Festival that showcases the town's rich maritime heritage. Choosing a lodge over a hotel gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace, with the comfort of a home away from home. It's the uniqueness of Weymouth's Jurassic coastline, the sandy beaches, and the proximity to nature that makes it stand out. Plus, there's always something new, like the recently opened coastal activity park, perfect for those who love the outdoors.

If you're visiting Weymouth with kids

Absolutely, Weymouth is a hit with the little ones! The town offers a plethora of activities that will keep the kids entertained. From building sandcastles on Weymouth Beach to getting up close with marine life at the SEA LIFE Centre, there's no shortage of fun. Lodges provide the space families need, often with multiple bedrooms and living areas, plus kitchens for easy meal times. They're a relaxed base for your adventures.

  1. Swimwear and towels for beach days
  2. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  3. Waterproof jackets – just in case!
  4. Bucket and spade for classic beach fun
  5. Binoculars for bird watching at Radipole Lake
  6. Sunscreen and hats for sunny days
  7. Reusable water bottles to stay hydrated
  8. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  9. Backpack for day trips and snacks
  10. Any favourite toys or games for quiet evenings in the lodge

Pet Friendly Weymouth Adventures

Weymouth welcomes pets with open arms. There's a good selection of pet-friendly lodges, many with enclosed gardens to keep your furry friends safe. When it comes to dining out, several spots cater to pet owners. The Boot Inn is a favourite, offering a warm welcome to dogs and their owners. Another great choice is The Cove House Inn, perfectly situated for a post-walk pint. When booking your lodge, look for places with easy access to walking routes, and check the pet policy to avoid any surprises.

Dog walking ideas in Weymouth

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Lodmoor Country Park 2.0 Nature Reserve DT4 7SX
Weymouth Beach 1.5 Beachfront DT4 7AN
Nothe Gardens 1.0 Gardens & Sea Views DT4 8UF
Rodwell Trail 2.5 Historic Railway DT4 9RZ
Portland Bill 3.5 Coastal Path DT5 2JT

Remember, Weymouth is a place to unwind, enjoy the sea breeze, and create memories, whether you're with family, friends, or your four-legged companions. Enjoy your lodge break!

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to fan the flames of love, Weymouth is a top pick. For couples, the town offers a mix of serene beach walks and cosy lodge retreats. Imagine unwinding in a lodge with a hot tub under the stars – it's a surefire hit for a romantic getaway. Some lodges in Weymouth go the extra mile with pamper packs that include chocolates, bubbly, and scented candles to set the mood. For the ultimate relaxation, book a lodge that partners with local spas, offering couples massages and treatments. Dining out is also a treat, with waterfront restaurants serving fresh, local seafood – perfect for a candlelit dinner for two.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Weymouth's local cuisine is a seafood lover's dream, with dishes like Dorset apple cake and freshly caught crab on the menu. For a memorable dining experience, check out The Crab House Café, known for its oysters and sea views. Families will feel right at home at The Dorset Burger Company, offering a laid-back atmosphere and a menu that caters to all ages. Couples looking for a more intimate setting should book a table at Enzo, where the Italian fare and cosy ambience are sure to impress.

For a good night out

Weymouth's nightlife has something for everyone. Start your evening at The Boot Inn, a favourite for its local ales and lively atmosphere. If you're into live music, The Rendezvous is a must-visit, often hosting bands and solo artists. For a more relaxed vibe, The Globe Inn is a top choice, with a selection of craft beers and a welcoming feel.

Fishing

Anglers rejoice, as Weymouth offers some great fishing spots. Here's a list of places to cast your line:

  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve - DT4 7TZ
  • Preston Beach Road Promenade - DT4 7SX
  • Lodmoor Country Park - DT4 7SX
  • Weymouth Harbour - DT4 8BG
  • Chesil Beach - DT4 9XE

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Weymouth's outdoor activity centres are a gold mine. Weymouth Watersports offers everything from kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding, with prices starting around £15. They're open from April to September, weather permitting. Then there's Jurassic Coast Activities, where you can try coasteering or rock climbing. Expect to pay from £35 upwards, depending on the adventure.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Brewers Quay Shopping Centre & Antiques Gifts, Antiques, Crafts DT4 8TR
St Alban Street Independent Shops Boutiques, Jewellery, Art DT4 8BZ
The Lobster Pot Souvenir Shop Local Souvenirs, Beach Goods DT4 7AX
Weymouth Market Outdoor Market Local Produce, Clothing DT4 8ED
Debenhams Department Store Fashion, Homeware, Gifts DT4 8LY

Whether you're seeking a romantic escape or an outdoor adventure, Weymouth's lodges provide the perfect base to explore and enjoy all that this charming coastal town has to offer.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Weymouth

Chesil Beach Holiday Park, Dorset

Driving Distance: About 7 minutes (2.25 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Chesil Beach Holiday Park is a 5-star haven with stunning coastal views, offering an indoor pool, a restaurant serving local fare, and a variety of sports facilities, all without the need for a hot tub.

Who will love these lodges? This park is a gem for families and couples alike, with its breathtaking sea views and comprehensive on-site amenities. It's particularly appealing to those who appreciate local cuisine and enjoy staying active while on holiday.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, you can take a dip in the indoor pool, dine at the Breeze Bar and Grill, or enjoy a workout at the gym. There's also an outdoor sun terrace perfect for soaking up the sea views.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park (about 10 minutes' drive), with tickets around £20 per adult, and the historic Portland Castle (around 15 minutes' drive).

Accommodation options: The park offers a range of accommodation including the Deluxe 2 Bedroom Pet Friendly caravan, ideal for families or groups of friends, and the Chesil View Apartment for those seeking a pet-free option.


Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park & Spa, Dorset

Driving Distance: About 13 minutes (3.87 miles) | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: At Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park & Spa, guests can enjoy a plethora of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a luxury spa, and a range of dining options, all set on the stunning Jurassic coast.

Who will love these lodges? This park is perfect for families and couples who love to indulge in spa treatments, enjoy lively entertainment, and have access to a variety of dining options.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? With an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, gym, and children's entertainment, there's plenty to do onsite. The Southside Bar & Grill and The Shack beach bar provide excellent dining and drinking options.

What's nearby? The Tank Museum (about 20 minutes' drive) and Monkey World (around 25 minutes' drive) are popular nearby attractions, with entry fees around £15-£20 per adult.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from the Signature 3 Bedroom (Dog Friendly) holiday home to the Signature 2 Bedroom with Hot Tub, catering to both pet owners and those looking for a touch of luxury.


Osmington Mills Lodge Park, Dorset

Driving Distance: About 17 minutes (6.57 miles) | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Osmington Mills Lodge Park is a serene retreat nestled in a wooded valley, offering a bar, restaurant, and heated outdoor pool, all just a stone's throw from a picturesque shingle beach.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for those seeking tranquillity and nature, this park is perfect for couples and families who enjoy scenic walks and seaside relaxation.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can enjoy the heated outdoor pool, dine at the on-site restaurant, or relax in the garden and play area.

What's nearby? Durdle Door, an iconic natural limestone arch (about 30 minutes' drive), and Lulworth Cove (around 30 minutes' drive) are must-visit attractions, with no entry fee but parking charges may apply.

Accommodation options: The park offers a range of lodges such as Cedar Lodge 7 and The Oaks 18, providing luxurious accommodation with modern amenities, though pets are not allowed.


Warmwell, Dorset

Driving Distance: About 22 minutes (9.94 miles) | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Warmwell is an award-winning lodge-only park with a diverse activities programme, including an indoor pool, ski slope, high ropes course, and wildlife nature trails, ideal for those seeking adventure and relaxation.

Who will love these lodges? With its wide range of activities, Warmwell is perfect for families and groups who love outdoor adventures and nature exploration.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Enjoy the indoor pool with waterslide, tackle the ski slope, or relax at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant. There's also a roller rink and fishing lakes for more leisurely pursuits.

What's nearby? The Jurassic Coast (about 30 minutes' drive) offers stunning coastal walks, while the bustling towns of Weymouth and Dorchester are nearby for shopping and dining.

Accommodation options: From the Charminster 3 Bed Lodge to the Weymouth 3 Bed Lodge, Warmwell provides a variety of pet-friendly and luxurious lodges for all group sizes.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Weymouth

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (varies by season)
  • Prices: From £17.95 online, £22.95 on the day
  • Postcode: DT4 7SX
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Lodmoor Country Park

If you're into marine life and want a family-friendly spot, the SEA LIFE Adventure Park is a must-visit. It's not just about gawking at fish; they've got interactive experiences and conservation efforts that are super impressive. The Ocean Tunnel is a crowd-pleaser, and the newer Caribbean Cove play area is a hit with the kids. To avoid the queues, get there early or book a late afternoon slot. And hey, if you're staying at one of the lodges in Weymouth, this is a perfect rainy-day option.

Phone number: 01305 761070 | Web: visitsealife.com/weymouth


Nothe Fort

  • Opening Times: 10:30 - 17:30 (seasonal variations)
  • Prices: Adults £8, Children £2
  • Postcode: DT4 8UF
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nothe Car Park

Nothe Fort is a Victorian fortress with a maze of underground passages that's pretty cool to explore. It's got some wicked views over the Jurassic Coast, too. They've got events throughout the year, so check what's on before you go. It's a bit of a walk up the hill, but it's worth it for the history buffs—oops, I mean, if you're keen on the past. Grab a lodge in Weymouth with a sea view, and you might just spot the fort from your window.

Phone number: 01305 766626 | Web: nothefort.org.uk


Sandworld Sculpture Park

  • Opening Times: 10:30 - 16:30 (seasonal variations)
  • Prices: Adults £9.50, Children £7.50
  • Postcode: DT4 7SX
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Lodmoor Country Park

Sandworld takes sandcastles to the next level. We're talking huge, intricate sculptures made by some of the best sand artists around. It's a unique spot that's great for kids and adults alike, especially if you fancy trying your hand at sculpting. They change the themes annually, so there's always something new to see. Tip: buy a combo ticket with SEA LIFE to save some dosh. And if you're staying in a lodge nearby, you can pop back to see your masterpiece at sunset.

Phone number: 07411 387529 | Web: sandworld.co.uk


Jurassic Skyline

  • Opening Times: 11:00 - 16:00 (varies by season)
  • Prices: Adults £7.50, Children £5.50
  • Postcode: DT4 7SX
  • Est. time required: 30 minutes
  • Nearest parking: Lodmoor Country Park

The Jurassic Skyline gives you a bird's eye view of the coast and is a bit of a hidden gem. It's a glass gondola that takes you up 53 metres for 360-degree views. It's not for the faint-hearted, but the sights are epic. The best time to go is on a clear day, obviously, but sunset is pretty special too. If you're with someone who's not keen on heights, there's a café at the bottom where they can wait it out.

Phone number: 0871 423 2110 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) | Web: jurassicskyline.com


Weymouth Beach

  • Opening Times: Always open
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: DT4 7AN
  • Est. time required: As long as you like
  • Nearest parking: The Pavilion

Weymouth Beach is the heart of the town, with its golden sands and traditional seaside fun. It's perfect for a family day out, with donkey rides, pedalos, and the Punch & Judy show. The beach is massive, so you can always find a spot, even in the summer. If you're into water sports, this is the place to be. And for a real treat, book a lodge with a sea view – waking up to the sound of the waves is something else.


Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (varies by season)
  • Prices: Adults £12.50, Children £9.50
  • Postcode: DT3 4LA
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is a bit of a drive from Weymouth, but it's like stepping into another world. The gardens are lush and full of exotic plants that you wouldn't expect to find in the UK. They've got a fab café, too, so you can make a day of it. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit for the blooms and foliage. And if you're staying in one of the lodges in Weymouth, it's a great excuse to explore the surrounding countryside.

Phone number: 01305 871387 | Web: abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens


There you have it, folks – six cracking days out in Weymouth. Whether you're into history, nature, or just fancy a day at the beach, there's something for everyone. And if you're looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of lodges in Weymouth that'll make your visit even more special. Enjoy your trip!

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy, home-from-home experience with lodges in Weymouth offering the perfect blend of comfort and nature. Many lodges come with modern amenities like fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and often private hot tubs. You'll be surrounded by scenic views, with easy access to Weymouth's stunning beaches and countryside.

What should I pack when visiting Weymouth?

Pack for the outdoors – comfortable walking shoes for exploring the Jurassic Coast, a waterproof jacket for unpredictable weather, and beach gear for sunny days. Don't forget a camera to capture the breathtaking scenery! For your lodge, bring essentials like toiletries, and maybe some board games for cosy evenings in.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Weymouth offer on-site parking, often right outside your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear and makes day trips around Dorset a breeze. Always check with your specific lodge for parking details, as spaces can vary.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are a chance to explore Weymouth's indoor attractions. Check out Sandworld for incredible sand sculptures or visit the SEA LIFE Centre for an underwater adventure. Your lodge is also a perfect retreat for relaxing with a book or enjoying some quality time with your travel companions.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely! Weymouth has several delivery services that can bring a tasty meal right to your door. From local fish and chips to international cuisine, you'll find plenty of options. Plus, many lodges have partnerships with local eateries, offering discounts or special menus for guests.

Is Weymouth a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Weymouth is a year-round destination with its own off-season charm. You'll find quieter beaches, peaceful walks, and cosy pubs with roaring fires. Attractions like the Jurassic Skyline tower or Nothe Fort are open year-round, providing unique experiences without the summer crowds.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Your hot tub should be sparkling clean and ready for you to jump in. Lodges in Weymouth pride themselves on their high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, with hot tubs cleaned and water quality checked regularly. If you have any concerns, lodge staff are usually on hand to assist.

Are there any pet-friendly lodges in Weymouth?

Yes, there are several pet-friendly lodges that welcome your furry friends. Imagine long walks with your dog along the coast or playing fetch on the beach. Always confirm with the lodge beforehand, as some may charge a small extra fee for pets.

What local attractions are near the lodges?

You're spoilt for choice! Weymouth Beach, the Abbotsbury Swannery, and the Durdle Door arch are must-visits. For families, the Weymouth Adventure Park is a hit. And don't miss out on the quaint village of Lulworth or a day trip to the historic Corfe Castle.

How accessible are the lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges in Weymouth cater to guests with mobility issues, offering ground-floor bedrooms, walk-in showers, and ramps. It's best to discuss your specific needs when booking to ensure the lodge is equipped to provide a comfortable stay. Some even offer mobility aids like scooters for hire.

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