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Weymouth and Portland


Weymouth and Portland have a great deal to shout about, from the only World Heritage Coastline in the UK with breath-taking coastal paths, to vast sheltered family beaches … and a whole host of activities to keep the most energetic visitor coming back for more. A short trip from London, Portland Harbour played host to the sailing classes of the 2012 Olympic Games, and is sure to provide a lasting legacy for the area for many years to come.

This is what Weymouth Tourist Centre have to say: “The Classic Seaside Resort of Weymouth, with its fantastic beach and vibrant harbour, nestles perfectly alongside the rugged ‘Isle’ of Portland, the perfect place for visitors who just want to get away from it all. With plenty of places to eat and drink, and all year round events, attractions and activities there’s something for everyone. Isn’t it time you discovered Weymouth and Portland … the Natural Place to be!”  Click here to be redirected to their homepage.

Windsurfing in Portland Harbour


RS:X windsurfing during the 2012 Games

RS:X windsurfing during the 2012 Games


Flat water windsurfing arenas don’t come much better than Portland Harbour. It has some of the best wind statistics of the south coast of England, is accessible in all wind directions and tide states, and can cater for all abilities, from the complete beginner to the seasoned speed fanatic or freestyle maestro. The legacy of Weymouth Speed Week – one of the longest running annual windsurfing competitions in the world, is testament to just how special a stretch of water Portland Harbour is for windsurfing. The location that has it all, making windsurfing applicable for everyone.