Weymouth’s beach has very fine sand and is thought to be derived from the Chesil Beach where millions of pebbles have been rubbing together for thousands of years. Another theory is that much of the sand may have been created from centuries of quarrying activity on Portland, the dust and fine waste ground down and washed ashore here. Whatever the reason, it’s very popular with holiday makers.
Coastal Visitor Centre
Chesil Beach Centre
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in this Area: Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve
Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve
Lodmoor Nature Reserve is a saltwater marshland habitat managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The reserve lies directly behind the beach and attracts many different species of birds that feed and breed in this saltwater environment. Hides are provided to allow observers to get closer to the birds. More details can be found about this reserve by visiting the RSPB Radipole Lake Nature Reserve information centre located in the far corner of the car park behind Weymouth seafront.