Dorset and the Sea

Weymouth Bay

Watercolour - Weymouth Bay

Weymouth Bay

Watercolour of Weymouth Bay  from Bowleaze Cove by William Delamotte. 1806.   Weymouth Beach, Bowleaze Cove and nearby Osmington were frequently used by smugglers.  In December 1832, there was a violent fight on Weymouth Beach.  Two smugglers were shot dead and many more were injured.  The smugglers retreated leaving 60 casks of spirits.

  Dorset County Museum.