Charmouth beach, Lyme Regis, Dorset
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    Charmouth Beach Information

    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.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Lyme Regis, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Beach Bathing 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Monday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 7°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       0%  31%   6 mph
      8:03 am    4:07 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 11th
     Light rain overnight.
       48%  90%   10 mph
      8:04 am    4:07 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 12th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       77%  60%   7 mph
      8:05 am    4:07 pm
    Thursday, Dec 13th
     Light rain until afternoon.
       95%  85%   7 mph
      8:06 am    4:07 pm

    Friday, Dec 14th
     Light rain in the afternoon.
       72%  79%   11 mph
      8:07 am    4:07 pm
    Saturday, Dec 15th
     Windy until evening and light rain until afternoon.
       90%  66%   16 mph
      8:08 am    4:07 pm

    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Rain starting in the evening.
       69%  56%   16 mph
      8:09 am    4:08 pm
    Monday, Dec 17th
     Rain in the morning.
       93%  61%   10 mph
      8:09 am    4:08 pm

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