"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Charmouth - West Beach

Charmouth West is in Lyme Bay on the Dorset coast. It is a shingle and sand beach resort, approximately 680 metres wide, backed by cliffs and next to the mouth of the River Char.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: Lyme Regis

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SY363929


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Charmouth - West Beach

  • Lyme Regis Museum (1m)
  • The Town Mill (1m)
  • Lister Gardens Mini Golf (2m)
  • Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (2m)
  • S Moores (3m)
  • Axminster Museum (5m)
  • Axe Valley Wildlife Park (6m)
  • Palmers Brewery (6m)
  • The Electric Palace (6m)
  • Seaton Tramway (7m)

Tourist Information

Lyme Regis
Tourist Information Centre
Guildhall Cottage
Church Street

Phone 01297 442 138
Email lymeregis.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 13 December


Chance of rain 58%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 22%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 63%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 82%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:18 GMT
Low Tide
08:08 GMT
High Tide
14:42 GMT
Low Tide
20:36 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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.

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