Thinking of moving to Weymouth? Located just 20 miles along the coast from our HQ here in Bridport, Weymouth is one of the gems of the Jurassic shoreline. Weymouth beach was recently voted the best beach in the UK – and 9th in Europe by visitors to respected travel review website, Trip Advisor. The golden sands and safe shallow waters here are coupled with many traditional English seaside pursuits including Punch and Judy and donkey rides during the summer. There is also a thriving live music and club scene – but what is it like to actually live in Weymouth?
If you like to keep busy then you’ll love Weymouth’s year-round events program – with a seafood festival, live music and beach volleyball events taking place throughout the year there is something for everyone and it is also within easy reach of many of Dorset’s other towns and attractions. One of the newest features is the Jurassic Skyline – a tower that was originally opened as a viewing platform for the Olympic events held in Weymouth in 2012. The tower features a circular covered platform which rises up like a fairground ride and rotates slowly giving visitors a view right across the English channel on a clear day reaching along the coast to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
Weymouth is primarily a tourist resort and it is much quieter in the winter so if you are seeking hustle and bustle then it is important to bear this in mind and perhaps visit during the quieter months as well as peak season if you are unsure about how you will feel about living in such extremes of busy and quiet. Weymouth is well connected with good road links from the A354 and buses and a railway station that connects with London Waterloo.
House Prices in Weymouth
The majority of houses sold in Weymouth over the last year were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £207,500. Detached properties averaged around £360, 500 and flats were around £166,200.
Properties in Weymouth cost around the same as properties in nearby Chickerell but were more expensive than properties in other local town, Portland and cheaper than those in Preston. In the past year house prices in Weymouth were up by 8% on the previous year and have risen around 12% since 2007.
If you’re thinking of renting in Weymouth, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £800 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £500.
(Prices shown as of August 2017).
Weymouth events list 2017 (pdf): https://www.visit-dorset.com/dbimgs/2017%20Events%20List%20low%20Res.pdf
Weymouth Visitor Information: https://www.visit-dorset.com/explore/towns/weymouth
Weymouth Sealife Centre: https://www.visitsealife.com/weymouth/discover/
The Best of Weymouth on Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g190817-Weymouth_Dorset_England-Vacations.html