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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches at Lyme Regis, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 08
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.

Sun 02 Oct
   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)
Mon 03 Oct
   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)
Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:34 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 12:32 (Height 3.23m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 1.88m)
Wed 05 Oct
   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)
Thu 06 Oct
   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)
Fri 07 Oct
   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)
Sat 08 Oct
   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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