Charmouth is bustling with nearby attractions waiting to be explored. See our list of the 10 highly recommended things to do on your camping trip to Charmouth.
1. Charmouth Beach
Located on the Jurassic Coast
in Dorset, Charmouth has its very own beautiful sandy beach. Take a stroll down the beach, taking in the panoramic views of the sea and the dramatic cliffs. It is an ideal day out for families, with safe swimming, picnic areas, cafés and beach shops. Charmouth Beach is also dog-friendly, meaning your pooch can join in with the fun.
2. Lyme Regis
is brimming with family attractions. Visit lemurs, wallabies and more at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, kick your way to a golfing win at Jurassic Footgolf or discover a large fossil collection at Dinosaur Fossil Museum. Other attractions worth checking out while you’re in Lyme Regis include: The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis Brewery and Langmore and Lyster Gardens.
3. Climb the highest point on the South Coast at Golden Cap
Golden Cap is the highest point on the south coast of England and offers magnificent views from every compass point. On average, hiking up the Golden Cap takes just over 2 hours and the reward is well worth it. The Golden Cap is home to incredible wildlife, including butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.
4. Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, free to visit and bursting with fascinating facts and amazing fossil collections, it makes for the perfect day out! The centre also organises guided fossil hunting walks for visitors interested in learning more about Charmouth’s local history.
5. Charmouth Village
Spend time exploring the beautiful and quaint seaside village of Charmouth. Take leisurely walks around the village and discover local cafés, pubs and restaurants.
6. Monmouth Beach
Monmouth Beach is a pebble beach known for its tranquil and picturesque surroundings. A well-loved beach by fossil hunters, enjoy a walk along the shore collecting unique pebbles and rocks. If you’re looking for an adventure, this beach is also popular for various water activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding
and wild swimming.
7. Tunnel Tree Tops
Tunnel Tree Tops is a high-ropes trekking course situated on the Jurassic Coast, just outside the village of Charmouth. With idyllic surroundings, it is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
and the perfect setting for a fantastic day out.
8. Forde Abbey House & Gardens
Forde Abbey House is a former Cistercian monastery that has since been transformed into a beautiful country house accompanied by elegant gardens. Spend the day exploring the abbey steeped in rich and fascinating history and stroll round the enchanting gardens. All information on opening times and how to book is on the website.
9. Fossil hunting
Join Lyme Regis Museum’s Expert Guide to find out more about fossils and collect your own to take home with you. On this fossil tour you will head to Lyme’s famous East Beach and Black Ven, where you will find fool’s gold, ammonites and bullet-shaped belemnites or trace ammonites in the large boulders. Any fossil found on the beach is yours to keep!
10. Musbury Castle Hill Fort
Musbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort located near the village of Musbury. Dating back to 500BC, the site remains a popular destination for individuals with an interest in British history. Enjoy the opportunity to walk around and observe the hill fort and appreciate the surrounding landscape.