Charmouth, Dorset - A Fossil Enthusiast Dream
Charmouth, Dorset is a destination for holiday makers and fossil hunters alike.
Situated on the Dorset/Devon border and just two miles from Lyme Regis, Charmouth is a quiet, unspoilt village, with lots of amenities.
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.
Visit the Centre to see our amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach. Our guided fossil hunting walks are a great family day out on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. With free entry to the Centre, come and meet the Charmouth Dinosaur and explore the past and present of this incredible coastline.
Places to Eat & Drink
The Royal Oak. Simple quality food and local Palmers ales. Sit on our terrace and enjoy a Pimms on a summer’s evening or get cosy by our log fire and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast. Darts, table skittles or even a game of dominoes are all on offer.
The George. Our menu combines everything thats 'Great' about the Great British pub with daily specials and treats for the whole family.
The White House. In the Regency splendour of the White House, Chef owner Ian creates his dishes from home grown and locally sourced produce in this intimate family owned restaurant.
Beach Cafe. Popular café at Charmouth beach serving breakfasts, lunches, cream teas and snacks. Locally made cakes and Lovington’s ice cream are much enjoyed by regular customers who sit outside and soak up the view.