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Charmouth - East Beach

Lyme Regis, Dorset

A beautiful area of the Dorset coast with spectacular seascapes. Part of what is now dubbed the Jurassic Coast because of the number of fossil remains discovered. Attracts fossil hunters, families and day trippers.

Beach Type

sand & shingle


Local shops
First aid
Beach huts for hire
Disabled facilities


Fossil hunting

Nature and Wildlife

A heritage coast centre with many interesting local walks

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs restricted.

Tourist Information

Guildhall Cottage. Church Street. Lyme Regis. Dorset. DT7 3BS Phone: + 44 (0)1297 442138


Nearest town: Lyme Regis
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7317, -2.89702
Postcode: DT6 6LS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Lyme Regis, Dorset at Explore Britain.


Charmouth is east of Lyme Regis and sign posted. There's a local bus service from Lyme Regis once an hour. and the beach is accessed from Lower Sea Lane.

Nearest Railway Stations

Axminster (Approx. 6 miles away)
Crewkerne (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available - charges apply

Nearby Car Parks

Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Lower Sea Lane - Adj. to River Char, Charmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
St Andrews Drive, Charmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Stonebarrow, Charmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Cobb Gate, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Broad Street, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Pitthouse, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Broad Street West, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Woodmead, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Lyme Regis