weymouth and Portland

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I first visited Weymouth in 1984 and when i had the opportunity to go there with the navy the following year i jumped at the chance.  After leaving I stayed there as it is such a good place to live.

There is so much to see and do, I dont know where to begin. Its main feature is its lovely safe sandy beach.  The resort is what is known as a traditional 'bucket and spade resort'.  Very safe waters and clean.  This led to King george 3 visiting the area in the 1800's and the area boomed.

It had been a navy port for over 500 years. Now the Navy has moved out the area has undergone a resurgance since being chosen to host the sailing events for the 2012 olympics on Portland.

There are so many different places to go walking, sightseeing, swimming and exploring. You should never be bored.

Plenty of nightlife and good food. 

Weymouth is joined to the Island of Portland by a huge natural pebble bank. This runs for 16 miles and makes up part of the 'World heritage site' Jurassic coastline. Its an amazing place with so much history.  it is famous for its quarries and Portland stone. Most of the historic buildings in London are built from this stone, such as Houses of parliament, St Pauls cathedral, Tower bridge ansd most other buildings of that era.

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