Charmouth is a charming seaside village close to the Dorset / Devon border. Unspoilt and with beautiful surrounding countryside, Charmouth is also renowned worldwide as the focal point of The Jurassic Coast -
a World Heritage Site - with its unique geology and fossils. This location is the perfect centre for walking
and exploration and the beaches are long and in many places sandy. The village has traditional pubs, shops, playing fields and eateries.
In the distance on the photograph and just two miles to the west of Charmouth lies Lyme Regis, the last town before the Devon border. Its history includes sea fishing and trading, Mary Anning (the famous 19th century palaeontologist), the 17th century Monmouth Rebellion and the location for John Fowles’ novel “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. The movie of the same name was also filmed here.
Lyme Regis has a very evocative atmosphere and provides a safe sandy beach, a busy harbour and
delightful walks out on to the ancient Cobb.
Just to the east of Charmouth is a National Trust site centrered on the magnificent Golden Cap – the
highest point on the entire South Coast of England. The National Trust describe the area as one of
their very finest estates “with over 25 miles of paths to explore, tranquil beaches and rock pools and
a centuries-old landscape of meadows and hedgerows”. The cliff-top walks especially provide
spectacular views all year round.