Charmouth Beach

Charmouth beach is a sand, at low tide, and shingle beach that stretches for two miles with many rock pools. The beach is split into two either side of the River Char, with the East beach being the main family beach and the West beach is an excellent place for fossil hunting.

To the west of Charmouth is the site of the largest coastal mudslide in Europe, called Black Ven, it was created in the winter of 1958/59.

If you are interested in fossil hunting then the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is worth a visit as it has fossil displays, local information and organizes fossil finding walks on Charmouth Beach.

Facilities the beach include parking, toilets, cafe/shop, beach hut hire.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Charmouth Beach has dog restrictions.
Charmouth beach, Dogs not allowed April to October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Charmouth Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Charmouth Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 18.7℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Jun 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Jun 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Jun 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (S)
Monday, Jun 12clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NW)

Lyme Regis weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Charmouth Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Charmouth Beach is at Lyme Regis 2.93 km (1.82 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Charmouth Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 06 Jun
   Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 07:59 (Height 3.90m)
   Low Tide at 13:23 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 4.29m)
Wed 07 Jun
   Low Tide at 01:56 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 08:46 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 14:09 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 21:00 (Height 4.23m)
Thu 08 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:43 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 09:34 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 14:56 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 21:49 (Height 4.12m)
Fri 09 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:34 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 10:26 (Height 3.57m)
   Low Tide at 15:47 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 22:42 (Height 3.96m)
Sat 10 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:31 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 11:22 (Height 3.42m)
   Low Tide at 16:45 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 23:40 (Height 3.79m)
Sun 11 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:38 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 12:23 (Height 3.31m)
   Low Tide at 17:55 (Height 1.66m)
Mon 12 Jun
   High Tide at 00:43 (Height 3.64m)
   Low Tide at 06:51 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 13:25 (Height 3.27m)
   Low Tide at 19:11 (Height 1.66m)

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