Weymouth Jubilee Clock Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
No collection of pictures of photos from Weymouth would be complete without one of the Jubilee Clock tower next to the beach. The clock is very colourful in blues and reds and is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the beach. A little further along the beach front is the Royal Hotel building which stands out from all the others with grand style. Both the Royal Hotel and the clock tower make excellent meeting points. Looking out to sea, to the right (west) is Weymouth Harbour entrance at the far end of the beach. To the left (west) the coastline and chalk cliffs are visible all the way past Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge.
Weymouth Jubilee Clock Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION
Weymouth Jubilee Clock Tower - Weymouth visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Weymouth Jubilee Clock Tower' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
The Clock Tower of Weymouth which stands about half way along the sea front is called the Jubilee Clock. This was built in 1887 marking the Golden Juibilee (50 years) of reign by Queen Victoria. The Jubilee Clock was originally built on a stone base set into the beach itself. In the 1920's the Esplanade beach font promenade was extended around the clock tower to protect it from the sea. The Esplanade is now the main road along Weymouth beach and can be very busy.
The Jubilee Clock tower is now one of the iconic symbols of Weymouth and seen in many pictures about the town. It is the focal point of the New Year celebrations and an easily found landmark for those visiting the town. Almost all the buildings along the Esplanade facing the beach are now hotels.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
From Dorchester take the A354 about 9 miles south to Weymouth. The Clocktower is about half way along the beach front on The Esplanade at the junction with King Street.