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Charmouth Beach
Charmouth Beach is famed for its fossil hunting opportunities, being part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach is a mix of sand and pebbles, offering a delightful spot for families, beachcombers, and nature enthusiasts. Its rich geological history provides a fascinating backdrop for exploring and learning, with the chance to discover ancient fossils embedded in the rocks and cliffs. The area is also excellent for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying picturesque coastal walks.

Location

Charmouth,
DT6 6RA,
South West

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Our Day at Charmouth Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

While I have not personally visited this particular beach, the information provided on this site is a compilation of contributions and experiences from a community of individuals who have. Their insights offer a broad view of what to expect and how to maximize your sea glass hunting adventure there. If you have had the opportunity to explore this location and gather sea glass, your input would be highly valued. By sharing your experience, tips, or any unique finds in the comment section below, you can help enrich this resource for future visitors and fellow enthusiasts. Your knowledge and perspective are what make this community informative and engaging, so please don’t hesitate to contribute.

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Parking

There is a large car park at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, which offers convenient access to the beach. During peak season, it's wise to arrive early as parking spaces can be in high demand due to the beach's popularity.

Directions

From Exeter, take the A30 east towards Honiton, then merge onto the A35 towards Lyme Regis and Dorchester. Follow the A35, then take the turnoff for Charmouth onto the A3052. In Charmouth, follow the signs to the beach or the Heritage Coast Centre, which will guide you to the main beach car parks.

Toilets

Public toilets are available at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and at other locations close to the beach.

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