Does Charmouth have a sandy beach?
Charmouth beach is great for the family – lots of sand especially at low tide, safe swimming, picnic areas, cafes and beach shops. To get to the beach simply find the centre of the village and follow Lower Sea Lane.
Is Charmouth beach open?
Due to Government guidance most of these are currently closed. Holiday parks, beach huts, cafes, pubs, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and playing field equipment will remain closed until further notice. However, the beach car parks and toilets are open daily.
Is it safe to swim at Charmouth Beach?
Access is either over a footbridge, or by wading through the river at low tide. Safe swimming but frequent landslides, so avoid sitting directly under the cliffs.
Are there toilets at Charmouth Beach?
Toilets. There are (accessible) public toilets in a separate building at the rear of the Centre. There is also a disabled toilet. Both the Centre and the Beach Superintendent’s Office hold a Radar key for the disabled toilet.
Is Charmouth worth visiting?
A perennial favourite with families, Charmouth is an unspoilt seaside village at the mouth of the River Char on the Jurassic Coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a fantastic beach which is world-renowned for its fossils as well as plenty of shops, pubs and cafés.
Can you walk along the beach from Charmouth to Lyme Regis?
The walk from Lyme Regis to Charmouth in Dorset is a lovely, short coast walk of around 5 miles. Climb through woodlands over the cliffs between the two seaside towns, then return along the beach, fossil hunting as you go! To come back, walk along the beach from Charmouth to Lyme Regis – fossil hunting as you go!
Which is better Lyme Regis or Charmouth?
With Children I would recommend Lyme Regis, it a lovely place and being a little larger than Charmouth, gives you a little more to do. Beach is lovely as is the harbour, you will love it. You can venture out if you run out of things to keep you entertained in Lyme.
Can you walk from Lyme Regis to Charmouth along the beach?
The walk from Lyme Regis to Charmouth in Dorset is a lovely, short coast walk of around 5 miles. Climb through woodlands over the cliffs between the two seaside towns, then return along the beach, fossil hunting as you go!
What type of beach is Charmouth?
Part of the 96-mile long Jurassic Coast, Charmouth Beach is one of the best spots on the south coast to come fossil hunting. The beach is mainly shingle, although at low tide a good expanse of sand is exposed. The beach divides into three sections.
Can you walk on Charmouth beach at high tide?
Part of the 96-mile long Jurassic Coast, Charmouth Beach is one of the best spots on the south coast to come fossil hunting. The beach is mainly shingle, although at low tide a good expanse of sand is exposed. The beach divides into three sections. This beach can be inaccessible at high tide.
What is Charmouth well known for?
Charmouth is best known for its beach. Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the local coastline provides an unique insight into millions of years of evolution, and of course is best known as the Jurassic Coast due to the large number of fossils that can be found on the beaches.
Is there a coastal path between Lyme Regis and Charmouth?
Follow the coastal path from Lyme Regis to Charmouth on this popular walk in West Dorset. This circular walk follows the South West Coast Path from the centre of Lyme Regis to the pretty village of Charmouth before returning along the beach.
What to do on the beach in Charmouth?
For those that would like to learn more about the fossils, and perhaps search for their own, the Charmouth Heritage Centre provide help, advice, displays and even guided fossil hunting on the beach.
Where to find the fossils at Charmouth beach?
Charmouth fossils are found on the foreshore and hammering at the cliff is NOT permitted. The area of beach immediately in front of the Heritage Centre, Café and shops, provides a wonderful flat area sand when the tide it out, which is very popular with families. The beach shelves gently into the sea providing a good area for swimming.
How is Charmouth beach divided into two beaches?
Charmouth beach is divided into two by the mouth of the River Char which is often dammed by the beach forming a lagoon suitable for boating or watching the many ducks and swans. To get to the beach simply find the centre of the village and follow Lower Sea Lane.
Are there restrictions on dogs on Charmouth beach?
Charmouth Beach Dog Policy The following restrictions apply to dogs using the beaches. West beach (green on the map) – Dogs are allowed at any time, but between 1st May and 30th Sept they MUST BE ON LEADS. East beach (dark blue on the map) – Between 1st July and 31st Aug dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am and 6pm.