Charmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, an ancient coastline of dramatic cliffs, fossils and beautiful scenery. Ideal for a family holiday away from brash amusements and expensive visitor attractions – re-discover traditional holiday pastimes, enjoy the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and look for fossils as well.
The beach is fabulous with sandy stretches between pebbles and stones. At low tide when the flat sands become exposed there is plenty of space to walk and explore.
Charmouth is a great base for discovering the beautiful countryside of West Dorset, East Devon and Somerset.
Only 3 miles away, Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.
An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. From the watermill, which dates all the way back to the 14th century, to the beautiful St Michael’s Church and the fascinating Lepers Well, the picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot that you didn’t know about the UK’s heritage.
The historic market town of Bridport, home to Palmers Brewery, is 5 miles away.
The King of Wessex, better known as Alfred the Great, established it as a fortified burgh in the late 9th Century. In 1253 Henry III made the town a Royal Borough, later confirmed by Elizabeth I and James I.
In Saint Michael’s quarter you will find an amazing collection of antiques and the Saturday charter market is a must.