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County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01297 | code search
Postcode: DT6 | code search
Population: 1480
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Purbeck Marblers Football Ceremony
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Wyld Easter Family Week

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Winter Willow Weaving
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Newlands Caravan & Camping Park
"this was the 2nd year that we had been to newlands and still found it very nice! unfortunately we had the rain this year but it didnt dampen our holiday ..." More

Newlands Caravan & Camping Park
"Newlands is a super campsite and i will definatly return! the bar staff are very friendly and i hope to return to see mark, james and paul in the future. super site, ..." More

Monkton Wyld Farm Caravan Park
"i have never felt so welcome at any holiday camp before they chat to you and you feel very welcome i loved it and i did not want to leave ..." More

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"Charmouth Monday market is a lovely morning out. THIS year though they have changed the layout and parking and it is most certainly not an improvement. All the cars on ..." More

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Charmouth Monday market is a lovely morning out. THIS ...More

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Charmouth is a picturesque seaside village about two miles east along the southern Dorset coast from Lyme Regis. The village is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The beach is formed from Lower Jurassic clay which is full of fossils which regularly wash out into the sands on the beach which makes Charmouth a popular destination for fossil hunters. Charmouth featured prominently during the development of the 'new sciences' of Geology and Palaeontology two centuries ago. The village itself is fairly unique, being a medieval planned community. 'Monk's Wall' to the north and an earthen embankment to the south formed the original boundaries of the Village. Evidence of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements exist in the area, but the Iron Age people, the Durotriges, left the greater mark with their impressive hill forts. Today Charmouth features lime rendered cottages and buildings ranging from the late medieval through to regency villas and late Victorian residences. Visitors to Charmouth can stay at the Hensleigh Hotel, a delightful family run hotel close to the sea. One visitor from the past, Jane Austen, described the village mentioning its 'sweet retired bay' and calling it 'the happiest spot for watching the flow of the tide'.

Camping

Manor Farm Holiday Centre
Monkton Wyld Farm Caravan Park
Newlands Caravan & Camping Park
Wood Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Doctor

Charmouth Medical Practice

Holiday Park

Newlands Park
Seadown Park

Market

Charmouth Market

Pub and Bar

Royal Oak Inn
The George

School

Charmouth County Primary School

Taxi

Floyd’s Taxis & Minibuses

Sports Clubs

Charmouth TC (Tennis)

Shops

The Beach Cafe
Charmouth Bakery Ltd
Pattimore Butchers
Pattimore Butchers
FG Lock - The Pharmacy
Charmouth Fossils Ltd

Places to Stay near Charmouth

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The Abbots House (0.20 miles)

The Abbots House

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Discreetly restored in 2007 to uncover some of its fascinating history, The Abbots House in West Dorset (near Lyme Regis and Bridport) balances the contemporary ambience of a boutique hotel ... More

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Stonebarrow Manor (0.62 miles)

Stonebarrow Manor

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Stonebarrow Manor is ideally placed for day excursions into East Devon or east to the Georgian town of Bridport and “Hardy” country to Dorchester. There are several beaches nearby and ... More

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The Fernhill Hotel (0.78 miles)

The Fernhill Hotel

Located on South England’s Jurassic coastline, just outside the popular fossil-hunting beaches of Charmouth and the historic seaside town of Lyme Regis is the Fernhill Hotel. Its elevated position in acres of woodland gives enviable ... More | visit website

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Classic Cottages (1.53 miles)

Classic Cottages
Awash with history, Lyme Regis is an integral part of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast; guided fossil hunting tours are a popular way to discover the rich geological history of the area. Literary history is equally ... More
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Royal Lion Hotel (1.67 miles)

Royal Lion Hotel

Lyme Regis is a picturesque coastal town, steeped in history and set on the Dorset, Devon border. It is renowned for its dramatic coastline - recently awarded World Heritage status, its fossil beds, fascinating history, and ... More | visit website

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Mariners Hotel (1.79 miles)

Mariners Hotel
From the moment you step into the Mariners Hotel, you will be transported into a refined and serene world filled with exceptional levels of style, comfort, relaxation and service. Everything has been designed with you, ... More | visit website
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Hotel 1 Lyme (1.86 miles)

Hotel 1 Lyme
The Hotel 1 Lyme is located in the centre of Lyme Regis. Lyme Regis is an area of natural beauty and has a dramatic coastline famous for its fossils. The town itself dates back ... More | visit website
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Beech Grove House (2.04 miles)

Beech Grove House

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Luxurious bed and breakfast. 5* silver award. Relaxed contemporary country house, set in 2.5 acres of parkland style gardens on the borders of east devon and west dorset. NO CHILDREN; ... More

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Netherleigh B&B (3.13 miles)

Netherleigh B&B
Sue & John welcome you to our family run B&B in Axminster. Netherleigh lies in the beautiful Axe valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are only a few miles from the Jurassic coastline ... More | visit website
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Deanswood Bed & Breakfast (3.19 miles)

Deanswood Bed & Breakfast
Deanswood has a peaceful location in East Devon, around 5 miles from the stunning World Heritage coastline. The local area is home to a range of pretty towns, and River Cottage HQ, where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ... More | visit website

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