The cliffs above the beach are well-known for Jurassic fossils. Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre acts as a visitor centre for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and identifies fossils found in the area. Walkers and fossil-hunters walk the beaches between Lyme Regis and Charmouth but have to be wary of tides and landslips. The walk between Charmouth and Lyme Regis is well worth it if you time the tides correctly. Finding fossils is NOT easy as the landslips are well picked over. There is a huge ammonite (about a metre across), in a large rock, under Church Cliffs.
A local landmark is Golden Cap, a hill and cliff located on the coast just east of Charmouth.
Written in Stones Written in Stones; THE SHINGLE LIFE: The Milton Family on Chesil Beach. Left: 'Absurdly Pretty' Abbotsbury. Below: An Ammonite from Charmouth Monster
Sep 21, 2008; Byline: Giles Milton THE phone call came three days before we were due to set off on holiday. 'Mr Milton?' said the voice at the...