Weymouth & Portland

Ideally located for a great, summer experience

Weymouth - sea and lots of character

Weymouth is an ideal and popular holiday destination on the southwest coast of England. Weymouth Beach is repeatedly voted in the top 15 beaches across Europe, with long, golden sandy beaches and safe shallow waters ideal for swimming. Weymouth retains many characteristics of a traditional, authentically British seaside town. With amusement arcades, pedalos, and donkey rides and a beautiful harbour, it provides a quintessentially British experience. There is much to do and see for students who visit this friendly town. Weymouth is bursting with history and architecture, from the Georgian grandeur of Weymouth architecture, to the Victorian Nothe Fort, as well as the historical importance of Weymouth in various wars, there is plenty of history to explore.

Portland - a hidden gem

Portland is a wonderful little town on the Isle of Portland with striking coastlines, history and culture. It’s known for its famous Portland stone, beautiful scenery, intriguing museums and also for watersports, caving, abseiling, rock climbing and cycling. Portland Harbour is the perfect location for sailing and other watersports, so much so that it was chosen as the sailing site for the 2012 Olympics. 

Located at the top of the Jurassic Coast, the peninsula is surrounded by blue seas and pretty walking trails along the rugged coastlines giving breathtaking ocean views. Portland is also home to some fascinating history and relics of the World Wars. It is a unique area and a real hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

Dorset - so much to see and love

Weymouth and Portland are located in the southwestern county of Dorset on the Jurassic Coastline, a 95 mile stretch of World Heritage status coastline, famous for its breathtaking beaches and fossils. This beautiful county is full of rolling green fields, and picturesque towns. Weymouth is handily located close to the county capital Dorchester, a historical town with plenty of monuments, museums, shops, boutique cafes, lakes, and wildlife to see. 

While London, Oxford and Stonehenge, the great English landmarks are included in our excursion programme, you will also have the chance to visit local sights such as the Purbecks, a stunning peninsula or Durdle Door, a huge rock arch in the sea.

WEC course combinations - pick and mix

The minimum stay on WEC courses is 2 weeks, and the maximum stay is 4 weeks. 

Any combination of the 4 courses can be booked in your 2 to 4-week stay, for example, a 4-week stay can include all our courses.

English & Activities can be booked for any number of weeks.

English & Sailing and English & Windsurfing can be booked for any number of weeks and you can progress up the skill levels on successful completion of a level in a week.

English & Outdoor Adventure is a one-week programme and can be combined with any of the other programmes. 

Pick and mix the course that you think you will enjoy!