Weymouth Central


Weymouth Central
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Weymouth lies within the “World Heritage Coast”. The central beach is adjacent to the town and harbour with lots of events, activities and amusements during summer. The bay is sheltered and swimmers benefit from the gradually sloping sea bed.


This family beach has a multitude of activities on offer from swimming, snorkelling, Kayaking and trampolining to crazy golf and Punch and Judy. There are Pedalos, Swingboats and donkey rides too.

Wildlife and Walks

Learn more about the town and join an organised trail or visit one of the RSPBs reserves - Radipole & Lodmoor - Radipole lake has 250 bird species and over 200 plants. The Coastal Path runs past the beach - head south for the Chesil Beach tombolo and north east, around the bay, to Overcombe.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Weymouth Central

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins



There is parking at the beach - a charge applies.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from May 1st to September 30th apart from in the clearly marked dog area.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 29th April - 1st October 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.