This fossil-hunters haven is sat at the very edge of the sea on the South Coast and is best known for its award-winning beach. It’s split into two very different beaches: West Beach and East Beach. The West Beach is the place for a family outing. It has sand and smaller pebbles for relaxing in the sunshine, building sand castles or rock pooling. For young explorers, it’s possible to find pyrite ammonite along the waterline. The East Beach has much bigger pebbles and a greater chance of discovering a large variety of fossils.
Why visit Charmouth?
It’s an incredible place, brimming with artefacts created over millions of years. The spectacular geology of the region makes it the perfect place to get close to the incredible history of marine life.
Things to do in Charmouth:
The village itself has charming pubs, restaurants and independent shops to explore. As it’s in a UNESCO Area of Outstanding Beauty, there are great routes to walk and cycle along the coast. It’s not far from the town of Lyme Regis, where you’ll find a dinosaur museum and aquarium.
Why stay in a Charmouth cottage?
Feel the enormous force of our history through the spectacular geology of the region. Either choose a cottage hidden up in the secluded cliffs and hills or nestled in the peaceful village centre. It’s a great place for exploration and adventure, and perfect for kids to learn first-hand about our oceans.
Three must see things in Charmouth:
- Do not miss out on exploring the award-winning beach.
- Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is a fantastic fossil and marine museum who organize regular displays and fossil-finding walks along the coast.
- Not far from Charmouth is a delightful small animal park: Axe Valley Wildlife Park.