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Weymouth Lodmoor

Weymouth Lodmoor beach, Dorset. Copyright image.
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Lodmoor Beach lies just to the east of Weymouth, near the suburb of Preston, about a mile (1.6 km.) from the town centre and railway station. It lies seaward of the RSPB Lodmoor Nature Reserve and the B3155 Preston Road.

The Lodmoor Reserve is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and is special as it has one of the largest Common Tern colonies in the south-west, The saltmarsh, open water and large reedbed attracts many different birds, which can be observed from bird hides.

Southeast-facing, the beach is usually less busy than Weymouth main beach, as it is a 15 minute walk from the town centre.

Predominantly a pebble beach, backed by a curving promenade with seating, Lodmoor allows safe bathing.

All the usual facilities are located nearby within the Lodmoor Country Park offering the Sea Life Adventure Park, café, play area and events section.

To the north and east lie Furzy Cliff, Bowleaze Cove and Osmington Mills, whilst to the south and west lies Weymouth and Portland.


 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Seasonal dog ban

 Good Surfing


OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

OS Explorer Map OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

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Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Poundbury, Lulworth, Dorchester and Bere Regis.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Weymouth, Dorchester, Bere Regis and Bridport.

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