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Quiddles Cafe, Chesil Cove, Portland

On leaving Weymouth you  follow the edges of the 18 mile long Chesil Beach and follow its curve through Portland to get to Chesil Cove. One of the best bribes for all, to reward after a long walk on the beach, is Quiddles Cafe – a small seafood cafe with a short menu of good simple food. I love the mackerel pate, for some reason it tastes so much better than any I have ever made. Maybe its the stunning view out to sea. In milder climes you can sit out at the front along the promenade.

  •, check for opening times.
  • Thursday evenings open for paella.
  • Easy walking along promenade, tougher on the shingle.
  • Brilliantly located skate park on the beach as you are leaving the Cove towards Weymouth.

Weymouth Quay, Weymouth

I was brought up in Lancashire and we had an annual trip (which I loved) to the Blackpool illuminations every year. Weymouth certainly has a whiff of Blackpool about it (without the illuminations) but has that little extra jus, which you need to hunt a bit to discover. The seafront is an amazing expanse of sand backed by, slightly faded, hotel after hotel. Away from that is Weymouth Quay which has a totally different feel. A great working harbour with cafes, pubs and restaurants and a good walk along each of the quaysides. Plenty of boat watching potential. The Bull Hotel is opening another branch of its fab The Stables pizza restaurant here soon, so that most definitely demands another visit shortly…