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Weymouth

Weymouth is an archetypal English seaside town, seemingly untouched by the twentieth century (no bad thing!) and restored very successfully in the last few years. Facilities for yachts are limited, and the harbour office would like you to call them on Channel 12 as you enter. They will suggest a place to moor.

The entrance is very straightforward. The FastCat ferry service to Jersey has been withdrawn, so the only real traffic is other yachts and fishing boats [there are a lot of small boats taking anglers out]. Past the old ferry terminal, the harbour opens up to the main berths, with the bridge at the end. There is a waiting pontoon for those who would like to go through to the inner marina.

Weymouth harbour

Weymouth sea front seen as you enter the harbour

Weymouth harbour

The breakwaters by the harbour entrance, seen from the south

Weymouth harbour

The moorings are one long pontoon either side of the harbour, and in the season you will find yourself rafted out as in the photos above and below:

Weymouth harbour

Weymouth harbour

The area round the south side of the harbour has been restored very effectively

Weymouth harbour

And these are the moorings on the north side. The harbour office and ablutions are here

The town centre is only a short walk away, and the town has a very welcoming atmosphere. Well worth visiting!


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