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Charmouth is a friendly and traditional village situated at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, an ancient coastline of dramatic cliffs, fossils and beautiful scenery. The beach at Charmouth is world renowned for its abundance of fossilised remains and as such, attracts scores of enthusiastic fossil hunters annually. The World Heritage Centre, situated on the sea front, hosts regular walks, talks and fossil hunting expeditions throughout the year and is incredibly popular with both young families and experienced geologists alike.
The village itself is encapsulated by West Dorset’s rolling hills and Regency houses elegantly line the steep streets. Charmouth can boast a wealthy range of famous visitors including Catherine of Aragon, who stayed at the villages oldest residence The Queen’s Arms in 1501 when it was still privately owned and also Charles 2nd, who also stayed in the building in 1651 when he was looking to flee to the continent. Furthermore, Jane Austen is known to have been a frequent visitor to Charmouth, describing it as a place of “high grounds and extensive sweeps of country, and, still more, its sweet retired bay, beached by dark cliffs where fragments of low rock among the sands make it the happiest spot for watching the flow of the tide; for sitting in unwearied contemplation”.
Set up to encourage safe and sustainable collecting of Jurassic fossils from local beaches, the...0.31 miles away
This beach is slightly shelving and is made up of pebbles and sand.
Charmouth is famous, along...0.35 miles away
Lyme regis is a picturesque and historic seaside town set in an area of outstanding natural beauty....1.66 miles away
Built on the site of the family home of Lyme's renowned fossilist Mary Anning, the building is...1.76 miles away
A traditional seaside theatre overlooking the sea and Gun Cliff Walk, with dramatic views from the...1.81 miles away
Fully restored working watermill in the heart of Lyme Regis. Regular demonstrations of milling, art...1.83 miles away
Lyme Regis cinema showing all of the latest feature films.1.97 miles away
Golden Cap is the rather obvious name for a high, flat-topped hill of deep orange sandstone on the...2.67 miles away
A steep shelving beach with pebbles and shingle.3.47 miles away
A steeply shelving pebble beach. Located three miles from Bridport. Walkers can enjoy breath-taking...5.15 miles away
The leisure centre is open seven days a week and has a comprehensive programme of activities to...5.94 miles away
Set in West Dorset’s wonderful green and rolling hills, Furleigh Estate makes some of the best...6.03 miles away
Palmers Brewery is situated in the hills on the outstanding Jurassic Coast. Brewery tours take you...6.12 miles away
The Electric Palace in Bridport offers a comprehensive programme of film, theatre, music, comedy...6.13 miles away
From Romans to rope-making. Bridport Museum tells the unique story of the town from its Saxon...6.13 miles away
Exciting & exhilarating boat trips running from West Bay along the Jurassic Coast.
RIB Blasts,...6.18 miles away