The Gresham Guest House

“Wonderful sea views – plus a great base for exploring the Jurassic Coast.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Weymouth, Dorset

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Built in 1827, The Gresham is family-owned and run, situated on the famous Weymouth Esplanade opposite the beach, right by the harbour. It’s close to railway and bus stations, as well as many traditional seaside pleasures such as Punch and Judy, a land train, pedalos, and a popular child-friendly beach. The guest house caters to couples, families, and individuals in single, twin, double and family-sized rooms. It is also conveniently located for super countryside walks as well as strolls along the beach plus bike rides, water sports and other tourist activities along the Jurassic Coast. Nearby there are many attractive places to visit including the historic town of Dorchester, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland with its lighthouse. It's just minutes from some of the best cafes, restaurants, and bars in Dorset with freshly caught fish being a speciality of the town.

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ROSE Award
The Gresham Guest House
120 The Esplanade, WEYMOUTH, Dorset, DT4 7EW


  • Rooms 13
  • Family bedrooms: 4
  • Bedrooms ground: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Free TV
  • Wifi
  • Steps for wheelchair: 7
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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