Eating and shopping
Weymouth has everything from chain stores to boutiques, chippies to fine restaurants
Places to eat
Wander down to the old harbour for a wide range of pubs and restaurants, some of which sell fish and seafood that's been landed in Weymouth by local boats. Custom House Quay on the same side as Weymouth Marina, and the Cove on the opposite side of the harbour are good streets for finding places to sit in the sun and soak up the maritime atmosphere.
For the best fish and chips beside the seaside, head to Marlboro on St Thomas Street (as recommended by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) or to Fish 'n' Fritz on Market Street. Alternatively, visit WeyFish in the old fishmarket on Custom House Quay, selling spanking fresh fish and seafood from local boats.
If you fancy finer dining, right in town Crustacean is considered to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Weymouth (and not just by our staff) and Al Molo on the Esplanade offers fine Italian cuisine with panoramic views of the bay.
Just before you get to the causeway to Portland, the Crab House Café has some of the freshest seafood, including oysters from their own oyster beds. Over the bridge and overlooking Portland Harbour is Billy Winter's beach shack bar-diner serving homemade burgers, wood-fired pizza and cocktails.
If you like live music, then many local pubs host a range of bands, especially during the local music festivals. You'll be able to find anything from folk to funk, Brit-pop to bagpipes.
Weymouth is a big town, with a good mix of chain stores and local shops. If you want to wander further afield, Dorset's county town Dorchester is only 8 miles away, a quick trip by train or bus. Weymouth Market takes place every Thursday in the Swannery car park close to the marina.
The closest supermarket to Weymouth Marina is Asda, which is 12 minutes' walk away across Westham Bridge. In town there is an M&S store with a food department, and almost opposite is Chalbury Wine, a local food shop. Also in town is Tesco Metro and various convenience stores. Larger supermarkets are a car or bus ride away - ask us for directions.
Chandlery and hardware
Our local chandlery is Bussells in the Cove, with Apollo Chandlery at Portland Marina, a bus or bike ride away. Local specialist shops sell fishing tackle, sports and dive equipment - ask us for suggestions. If you need a hardware store, then Wilkinsons is just outside the marina and B&Q is located by the railway station.
Sailmakers, riggers, engineers and other specialists will all visit the boat in Weymouth, and we're happy to help you find the right contractor.
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