There are many festivals held around Weymouth harbour and the area throughout the year. There are plenty of activities and gardens to visit.
Abbotsbury gardens are holding their night time illuminated garden walks through October.
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.
“Dippy” the dinosaur is on tour and is visiting Dorchester museum from February next year for 4 months.
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. Also some of the film Dunkirk was shot around Weymouth harbour.
Fossil hunting is a popular activity along the Jurassic coast but do be careful because of sudden land slips.