A weekend by the beach at Weymouth in decent weather is guaranteed to bring the crowds out and that was the case for this seasonal visit. The fine arc of the beach encourages promenading along the esplanade past the Victorian clock tower that stands out halfway along the walkway. Concessions and entertainment were available to beach goers. One of my interviewees, John, is part of four generations that have hired out donkeys on the beach here.
The beach through time and generations for John and Sue.
By the water at the bay in Weymouth.
Weymouth was the venue for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympic Games, featuring the superb vantage points from the shore across the bay. The town is situated on the Jurassic Coast and the sands and safe water of the sheltered bay are some of the finest in the country. Throughout the year, the beach also hosts several major events, including the International Beach Kite Festival, fireworks, tag rugby, handball and international volleyball. The town is vibrant, up-market and full of character, situated right next to the beach.
Bill enjoys his morning walk along the sea front.
Under the clock tower on Weymouth sea front.