Beach Cottages

Weymouth two bed coastal cottage

England  > South West England  > Dorset  > Weymouth
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Internet Access
  • Beach  300m

ID  17363

Mariner's View Cottage is a 2-bedroomed, mid-terrace, 19th century cottage at the southern most point of Weymouth, just before the causeway that leads to Portland. There are wonderful views from the cottage windows of the cliffs of Portland, the Chesil Beach, and yachts and wind-surfers on Portland Harbour. The blue building of the National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), which hosted the 2012 Sailing Olympics, and where Ben Ainslie won his gold medal, can be seen from the cottage windows.

The little cove of Smallmouth Bay, with its sandy beach and some rocks to climb on is 5 minutes walk from the cottage front door, then continue a further 20 minutes walk along the Rodwell Trail (one of Julia Bradbury's Railway Walks) to the beach of Castle Cove, overlooked by the ruins of Henry VIII's Sandsfoot Castle - very nice café and gardens to sit in. Then a further 20 minutes, and the trail takes you to the inner harbour, where you can make your way to the sea front and the wonderful curve of the bay and beautiful sandy beach, with safe, shallow sea bathing - perfect for families.

WALKS - The South West coast path passes close by the cottage, going east towards Ringstead, Durdle Door, and Lulworth, and going west towards Abbotsbory, then on to West Bay and Lyme Regis, with Weymouth in the mid-point of the Jurassic coast. - perfect for walkers. On the doorstep, you can walk along the Hamm to Portland. This is the name given to the stretch of land bordering Portland Harbour. It is a mass of sea pinks in April/May.

BIRD-WATCHING - There are 2 RSPB reserves in Weymouth - Radipole Lake, bordering the town centre, and Lodmoor on the east side of the town, inland of the Preston Beach Road. Also, the Chesil Beach, just across the road from the cottage, has, in recent years, become a favourite nesting site for little terns. Wardens protect the site from predators (foxes), as the eggs are laid on the pebbles.

WATER SPORTS - One mile along the Portland Beach Road from the cottage is the National Sailing Academy. You do not have to be an experienced sailor to take part in water sports. There are courses, or just one-off lessons in wind-surfing. Classes are held for children in groups, according to age.

NON-SAILING ACTIVITIES - Weymouth now has a fantastic new skate park, called The Front. It is at the Lodmoor Country Park, adjacent to the Sea Life Centre (a must for all visitors) on the east side of the town centre. There's a large car park next to it.

EATING PLACES - no car needed here. The Chesil Beach visitor centre is a 20 minute walk from the cottage. Before that, there is Billy Winter's café on the sea shore of Portland Harbour (sit outside and skim stones across the water). On the other side of the main road from the cottage, there is Rick Stein's Crab House Café/Restaurant, which has had various awards and rave reviews. If you have walked along the Hamm (see above) to Portland, then there is a welcome café, Quiddles, on the esplanade at Chiswell, over-looking the last pebbles of the 18-mile Chesil Beach. The Sailing Academy (see above) also has a café/restaurant. In the town centre, there are masses of eating places - details in the cottage.

TRANSPORT - there is an excellent bus service (the number 1) going every 10 minutes into the town centre, or the other direction to Portland. The stop is about 200 yards away on the main road. - ideal for a day on the beach or going out for an evening meal, with no hassle of where to park.

PARKING - at the cottage. There is a communal parking area at the back of the terrace. You may also park short-term at the front of the cottage for loading/unloading. This is an access route, and is perfectly safe for children to play outside.

LOCAL AMENITIES - General grocer's shop 300 yards away on the main road, pub, angling and fishing tackle shop, bank, doctors surgery (!), take-aways.

BED LINEN - Provided in the cottage are duvets, bedspreads and pillows. You are welcome to bring your own bed linen, but if you prefer to hire, there is a small charge for this, when the beds will be made up ready for you. The charges are set out on the cottage web site (click "Book Now" at the top of this page) under the heading of "Booking, prices and Availability".

BOOKING- Click the link "Book Now" at the top of this page, which takes you to the cottage web site, where you have the option of online booking, or to make an enquiry.
Short breaks can be taken up to the end of April, and again from the end of September.

Guest Comments

Mariner's View has received 13 reviews - 12 of which are 5 stars, and 1 of 4 stars (out of 5).
"It was the perfect place to stay"
"Everything you could possibly need was there."
"Very good bus connection to town centre."
"We enjoyed it so much, we are planning our next one."
"Stunning views over Chesil Beach."
"I just couldn't fault Mariner's View, and highly recommend it."