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Weymouth Bay is a sheltered bay on the south coast of Englandmarker, in Dorsetmarker. It is protected from erosion by Chesil Beachmarker and the Isle of Portlandmarker, and includes several beaches, notably Weymouth Beachmarker, a gently curving arc of golden sand which stretches from the resort of Weymouthmarker, along to the suburbs of Greenhillmarker, Lodmoor and Prestonmarker, and terminates just past Furzy Cliffmarker at Bowleaze Covemarker — a haven for watersports, windsurfing, scuba diving, jetskiing, surfing and swimming. This beauty has earned the bay the title of 'England's Bay of Naplesmarker'

The bay's waters are excellent for sailing — the best sailing waters in northern Europe,, one reason why it is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academymarker which will host sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Weymouth Bay is situated approximately half-way along the UNESCOmarker Jurassic Coastmarker World Heritage Site, a long stretch of coast, important for its varied geology and many unique landforms.


Weymouth Bay: Bowleaze Cove and Jordon Hill was painted by the leading English landscape artist John Constable in 1816–17. The painting now hangs in the National Gallery, Londonmarker.


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