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The Area
Reasons to come

The Area

Located on the South Coast of England some 30 miles from Bournemouth, Weymouth and Portland exploded onto the world stage with its successful hosting of the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Weymouth originally became established as England’s first health and pleasure resort through the patronage of King George III who started the tradition of sea bathing while the famous white stone of Portland can be seen in landmark buildings around the world. To the east, the cliffs rise up from the beach and the Osmington White Horse, depicting George III, can be seen carved into the hillside. 

The town's fine Georgian seafront forms a backdrop to the three miles of superb beaches that sweep around Weymouth Bay. Weymouth beach, with its safe waters and wide sandy beach, is irresistible to our young visitors, many of whom come from inland towns in Europe. Many young learners like to take advantage of the beach during their time here for beach games.  With its shopping centre, restored old harbour and clean, safe beaches, there is something for everyone in Weymouth.


Immediately south of Weymouth, and joined to the mainland by a causeway, the Isle of Portland has a uniquely rugged landscape and a wealth of natural assets. 

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