There are many festivals held around Weymouth harbour and the area throughout the year. There are plenty of activities and gardens to visit.
Always an interesting few hours can be spent looking around, and perhaps buying, at the local weekly markets and monthly farmers markets in the area.
The Dorset coast, especially West Bay, has been in the news again as the third and final series of “Broadchurch” was shown in the spring.
Fossil hunting is a popular activity along the Jurassic coast but do be careful because of sudden land slips.