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.
Visit Charmouth Beach
Charmouth Beach Photos
Charmouth Beach Water Quality
- 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.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (SW)
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.
Low Tide at 03:36 (Height 1.15m)
High Tide at 10:16 (Height 3.70m)
Low Tide at 16:03 (Height 1.37m)
High Tide at 22:46 (Height 3.37m)
Low Tide at 04:24 (Height 1.49m)
High Tide at 11:11 (Height 3.44m)
Low Tide at 17:04 (Height 1.69m)
High Tide at 23:57 (Height 3.07m)
Low Tide at 05:34 (Height 1.80m)
High Tide at 12:32 (Height 3.23m)
Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 1.88m)
High Tide at 01:46 (Height 2.94m)
Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 1.90m)
High Tide at 14:23 (Height 3.24m)
Low Tide at 20:27 (Height 1.75m)
High Tide at 03:43 (Height 3.12m)
Low Tide at 08:47 (Height 1.70m)
High Tide at 16:05 (Height 3.51m)
Low Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.43m)
High Tide at 04:52 (Height 3.46m)
Low Tide at 09:47 (Height 1.36m)
High Tide at 17:07 (Height 3.85m)
Low Tide at 22:20 (Height 1.09m)
High Tide at 05:39 (Height 3.79m)
Low Tide at 10:36 (Height 1.01m)
High Tide at 17:52 (Height 4.15m)
Low Tide at 23:02 (Height 0.78m)
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