Do you ever feel like you need to escape from the city? Do you want to trade the crowded streets for the open country? Aching to swap the grey, industrial landscape for sunny, golden beaches? Then look towards England’s beautiful Jurassic Coast for your ideal getaway!
Weymouth is an English seaside town steeped in history and rich in character. The sound of waves, seagulls and buoy bells fill the air. Fish and Chip stores can be found around every corner along with stands serving locally made ice creams. Boats of all shapes and sizes can be seen over the horizon from dawn till dusk, a truly picturesque scenery.
One of Weymouth’s most famous visitors was King George III who made it one of his favourite getaway spots. It is thanks to the King’s patronage and influence that the small harbour transformed into the radiant resort you see today. A statue of the monarch was erected on the esplanade as a show of gratitude and respect.
The town centre plays host to a rich mixture of both small local businesses and recognisable big-name brands. Much of the area is pedestrianised which allows you to explore at your own leisure and pace. The town retains a lot of its centuries-old street pattern that cements an ever-present link to its long history. At night, the streets remain alive thanks to the great selection of bars and clubs on offer. A nightly stroll along the coast, when the town is lit up, is the perfect way to round off the day.
This summer, Curious Kat’s Adventure Club will be visiting Weymouth for one weekend to experience the very best of what the area offers. If you’re hungry, the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival will have a plethora of succulent local fish to try as well as tasty new offerings from around the world, including Thailand and Mexico. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the festival which will play host to several events, many of which will feature TV personalities and chefs. Highlights include a special prize draw, BBQ Masterclasses and a celebrity seafood discussion panel, a brand new attraction for this year. The festival also helps raise funds for The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman.
The trip will also include two long hikes through Dorset’s beautiful outdoors, where you’ll get the opportunity to take in some of the greenest and most pleasant land on this isle. If you feel Weymouth is not big enough then a visit to the island of Portland is scheduled for Sunday. Accommodation will be at a local hostel, booked exclusively for Curious Kat’s Adventure Club.
Bookings are being taken now so don’t miss out on this chance to enrich your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside coast.
*All the photos used in this blog were taken by us, during our visit to Weymouth.