Although the harbour has always been an attractive part of the town it wasn't until the late 1980s, when Devenish Brewery buildings were converted to a specialist shopping village and tourist attraction, that the harbour became so popular with holidaymakers.
Brewers Quay is currently under development and will reopen late 2012 with a new and exciting mix of hotel, restaurant and shops.
The Victorian Nothe Fort was built for coastal defence but for many years it was abandoned to the elements and to vandals who burnt much of the woodwork and sold the ironwork for scrap. In 1979 Weymouth Civic Society was granted a licence to restore the fort and to open it to the public. Since then volunteers have worked tirelessly to restore the fort to the one we see today, and it's become one of Weymouth's most popular attractions.
In Trinity Street there's a 17th century merchant's house which is also cared for by Weymouth Civic Society. Open from June until September the house is authentically furnished.
Sharky's is situated in a converted warehouse that covers four floors. On the ground floor Sharky's is an all-weather play centre for children whilst the upper floors contain an exciting laser shoot out for children (7 years+).