About Weymouth and Portland

The whole world watched as the British Sailing team won more medals than any other at the 2012 Olympics. That it did so on home water made it all the more memorable – and for Dorset, it was even more special as the sailing regattas were held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Weymouth is every inch the modern tourist resort, with a wide and shallow sandy beach that in the summer is home to donkey rides, Punch and Judy, sand sculpture and world class local ice cream, not to mention beach sports from motocross to international handball and volleyball, as well as an annual kite festival.