Weymouth Bay has always offered a safe anchorage to vessels of all sizes due to being sheltered from westerly storms by Portland and the Chesil Beach. Not though since the days when the Royal Navy was based in Portland have so many huge ships been seen at anchor relatively close to the shore.
Covid-19 has caused this, with cruise ships not being able to operate and port fees being a huge expense anywhere between 5 and 10 beautiful cruise liners have been seen at anchor in Weymouth Bay on a daily basis. Liners from P and O, Carnival and other operators have been here but without a doubt, the stars of the show have been the magnificent ocean liners of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth that have visited regularly
The ships can be viewed from just about any part of the beach in Weymouth but for the best views and photo opportunities here are some of our favourite places to view them from. Better still why not get out on the water with one of these boat operators that offer trips out to see the ships up close and personal.