Christchurch, Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Bridport harbours in Dorset and boat moorings
There are always new things to see and do in Weymouth Harbour. Whether you stay harbourside visiting the local shops and restaurants, attending an event along the harbour, taking a boat trip around the bay or just watching the boats and scenery with changing tides.
Weymouth Harbour Wall Update
The latest information on the Weymouth Harbour Wall repair works.
Christchurch Harbour and Quays
Discover the recreational areas of Christchurch Harbour, Christchurch Quay and Mudeford Quay and find information on seawater sampling and slipways.
Harbours in West Dorset
There are two harbours in West Dorset - Bridport (West Bay) and Lyme Regis. Both are owned and operated by West Dorset District Council.
Boat and trailer parking
Information about boat parks and trailer parking.
Information about boat mooring facilities.
Coastline - beach patrols
The Dorset coast is a very beautiful, but potentially dangerous place. A number of councils help fund beach patrols to keep beach users safe and to reassure visitors who spend millions of pounds in the area, supporting local jobs.
Pleasure boat licences
Pleasure boat licence must be obtained from the local authority both for the operation of pleasure boats to be let for hire to members of the public, or to be used for carrying passengers for hire.
Self-drive boat licences
Anyone wishing to use a self drive motor boat or other craft in British rivers and canals is required to register. Alternatively they must obtain a British waterways licence, or pay a toll.