Charmouth Beach (Dorset)

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 no beaches around Lyme Regis, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Lyme Regis in Dorset

Today (Sunday, Feb 28)

Expect a temperature in the range 1.8℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NE)

Monday, Mar 01

Expect a temperature in the range 2.3℃ to 2.8℃ with a wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)

Tuesday, Mar 02

Expect a temperature in the range 2.2℃ to 2.9℃ with a wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NE)

Wednesday, Mar 03

Expect a temperature in the range 5.8℃ to 6.7℃ with a wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ESE)

Thursday, Mar 04

Expect a temperature in the range 5.1℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 2 m/sec (NW)

Friday, Mar 05

Expect a temperature in the range 2.1℃ to 4.1℃ with a wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NE)

Saturday, Mar 06

Expect a temperature in the range -0.8℃ to 1.7℃ with a wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NE)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for Charmouth Beach in Dorset.

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