Great for fossils & stunning beach

It takes only 5 minutes to drive to famous fossil beach Charmouth. We have guest that travel from all over the world to find & collect these fossils. Charmouth is a delightful unspoilt seaside village set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fantastic beach world renowned for it's fossils.

The village has a rich history going back hundreds of years, and was once on the main road from London to Exeter. As a consequence of this historical strategic location the village has seen many important visitors over the years with King Charles II staying in the village during his escape to France, and Jane Austen who, as a regular visitor, once wrote that Charmouth was “a nice place for sitting in unwearied contemplation”. Fortunately these days the busy roads bypass the village, and Charmouth retains the charm and tranquility it has enjoyed for hundreds of years.

Just two miles from Lyme Regis on the famous Jurassic Coast, Charmouth retains an old world charm, with traditional amenities such as pubs, cafes, post office, convenience stores, newsagents, gifts, holiday goods, pharmacy, hairdressers, and even a butcher and baker. A favourite with families and those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Charmouth provides a tranquil base from which to explore West Dorset and East devon - a most beautiful part of the UK.

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