Whether you’re digging for a bargain at Dorchester Market, browsing your high street favourites on St. Thomas Street or treating your bag-laden self to a cup of coffee in Brewery Square, when it comes to shops in Weymouth, the town has plenty of retail opportunities to offer.
Just a hop away from Dorset South train station, you’ll find the historic and vast Dorchester Market. Today’s vendors follow in some time-honoured footsteps – the market was founded way back in 1860 – and boasts the hustle-and-bustle charm of a typical English country market.
Bargain hunters will delight as much as treasure hunters; with over 200 different traders, there really is something for every taste and budget. Here you’ll find almost everything from excellent local farm produce, antiques, flowers and plants, vintage goods, jewellery and crafts, both new and secondhand. The main market is held on Wednesdays, with a car boot on Sundays and early risers can be rummaging through the stalls from 6.30am.
In the town itself, just a short walk from the beach is Weymouth Market. With a wide range of stalls selling a selection of different products, including clothing, fresh meat, fruit and veg, plus household goods, the outdoor market is the prime spot in the town to grab yourself a bargain. It’s the early bird that catches the worm at this market, with vendors selling their wares from 6.30am to 3pm on Thursdays in the Weymouth Swannery car park.
If you’re in the market for a unique reminder of your visit to Weymouth, don’t miss Cove Gallery. Just a street away from the pastel-hued harbour front, the gallery is a charming find, filled with handmade jewellery, art prints and delicate homewares that will feel like you’ve brought the seaside home with you.
St. Alban Street
St. Mary Street
Blessed with beautiful Georgian architecture and an easily walkable town centre, Weymouth has shopping all wrapped up.
Head to St. Alban Street, which draws comparisons to York’s The Shambles or Brighton’s The Lanes thanks to its narrow proportions and collection of quirky curios, cafés and fine independents selling gifts, fashion, homewares and beach goods. And you can use the latter straight away, as the street runs right through to the Esplanade and the seafront.
New Bond Street, St. Thomas Street and St. Mary Street are where you’ll find all your high street favourites, and a welcome new addition to Weymouth’s shopping scene is Brewery Square. With the resplendent Dorchester Brewery as a backdrop, the square is an attractive retail and leisure hub, bringing together a host of upscale shops, such as Hobbs, Joules and Phase Eight, dining destinations including Carluccio’s, Zizzi’s, Pizza Express, Nando’s and Wagamama, bars and an Odeon cinema.
Brewery Square is on the doorstep of Dorchester South station, and First Bus service runs frequent links between Dorchester and Weymouth. If you’re driving, you’ve got your pick of the 600-space car park right next door to the square, with our Weymouth hotel just a 12-minute car journey away.