The Esplanade, Weymouth
The Esplanade, Weymouth looking towards Jubilee Clock
|Length||1.3 mi (2.1 km)|
|south end||Weymouth Ferry Terminal|
|north end||Preston Road|
The Esplanade is immediately next to the sandy Weymouth Beach. To the south at the end of the Esplanade are Weymouth Pier,the Condor Ferries terminal for ferry service to the Channel Islands and the Pavilion Theatre. Also towards the south is King's Statue - a statue of King George III who visited Weymouth and helped to make sea bathing fashionable here. The inscription reads:
To GEORGE THE THIRD
On His entering the 50th Year
Of His REIGN.
The Jubilee Clock is a brightly painted and very visible feature on the Esplanade. It was erected in 1887 to mark the Golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. To the north is the Queen Victoria Statue, St John's Church and the suburb of Greenhill.
There are a number of tourist-oriented shops on the Esplanade, together with many guest houses, hotels, and places to eat. These include the long-established Rossi's Ices, which started trading in 1937.
The scheme could include the restoration and extension the Pier Bandstand at the northern end of the Esplanade. The exterior's Art Deco features and symmetry would be restored, the ground floor converted into a café, restaurant and toilet facilities, and the upper floor extended out to sea with a curved wooden deck. The area in front of the bandstand would be redesigned into a 1930s-style square, as the northern gateway to the Esplanade.
- The Pavilion Theatre, The List, UK.
- Ice Cream Parlour, Weymouth, UK, 17 February 2010.
- "Weymouth Esplanade: A Visionary Masterplan" (PDF). Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- "Weymouth Seafront Strategy — Design Guidance" (PDF). Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
- "Weymouth Esplanade: Pier Bandstand Northern Gateway" (PDF). Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03.