Charmouth Beach, Dorset

Where is Charmouth Beach?
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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.

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.

Weather


Charmouth Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Lyme Regis, Dorset

Today
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Oct 23
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 24
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 25
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 26
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 27
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 28
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (SSW)


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


Tides

Charmouth Beach tide times.

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