Weymouth Bay, Dorset

Top 5 things to do near Weymouth Bay, Seaview, and on the parks

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Doug Nye is General Manager at Weymouth Bay and Seaview Holiday Parks in Dorset, both of which are nestled in the hillside along the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site, with access to a brilliant beach.  

The parks are a 10-minute walk apart and share a range of activity and entertainment facilities, with separate pools. With some exciting new activities installed recently, and more to come*, read on for Doug’s tips on the very best things to do when visiting the parks in 2023.

*Dates subject to final planning permission. In this article we've used imagery and video of similar venues, facilities and activities from another park to give you a picture of what's launching at Weymouth Bay in 2023. The final facility or activity may look a little different when they open at this park.

1. Try out Weymouth Bay’s Adventure Village

In 2022 we introduced a Jump Tower and Climbing Wall, a Mini Aerial Adventure low ropes course, bike hire, and the outdoor Box Bar, marking the start of our Adventure Village, which will be completed in 2023. It is already proving really really popular. 

In 2023 we're really looking forward to seeing these additions flourish, as well as adding the Aerial Adventure high ropes course to open in late spring (subject to planning permission), and we’re really excited to have a full year with our new activities. We are constantly looking at what we can do to bring more activities to the parks.

These will add to our existing archery range and Ranger activities, which are very popular and can be accessed when you have a play pass included in your break.

2. Explore the beautiful surroundings

2. Explore the beautiful surroundings

One of the best things about Weymouth Bay and Seaview is their location. We are near Bowleaze Cove and once you walk over Bowleaze Hill you’re onto the beach. You can also actually walk into Weymouth town from here - it’d probably take you about 30-40 minutes along the seaside.  

We're in a great location, surrounded by rolling hills and right by the beach. We're really well located for exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast, a 93-mile stretch. You could even go fossil hunting in nearby Lyme Regis.

3. Enjoy the entertainment

3. Enjoy the entertainment
The squad in 'Look for the Purple Banana'

Each park has its own dedicated entertainment team, who can't wait to welcome guests on park. With the new Seaside Squad cast also comes a range of brilliant new shows, and you'll also catch the cast out-and-about on the parks for meet-and-greet opportunities.

Both parks can also access each other’s bars and entertainment venues if you’ve booked a Haven package. So you can go and have a drink in each other’s bars if you wish to do so, and you can go into each show lounge accordingly.

4. Take a dip

4. Take a dip
Relax on Weymouth Bay's Lazy River

Each park has its own indoor and outdoor pool, and you can access the pools at the park you’re booked to stay on. At Weymouth Bay we have a lazy river in our pool area, which is just perfect for families.

5. See Durdle Door and Chesil Beach

5. See Durdle Door and Chesil Beach

We’re on the Jurassic coastline, a UNESCO world heritage site, which is one of the main draws in this area. We’re near Durdle Door, a big stone arch monument, which really sets the landscape apart. A 20-minute drive away is Chesil Beach, an iconic Dorset landmark with a shingle beach that's 18 miles long, and stretches all the way from Portland to West Bay.

What do you love about Weymouth Bay and Seaview?

We’re unique in that we are one team that manages two parks, and I think people are surprised that we’ve got two parks so close together. Both parks' major draws are their proximity to the beach, the fact we’re on the Jurassic coastline, and all of the exciting new activities we get to share with everyone.

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