Charmouth ~ Gateway to the Jurassic Coast

Charmouth offers you a warm welcome

Charmouth Traders logoCharmouth has a great deal available to visitors and residents alike. The village has largely avoided the tendancy of coastal villages to build huge developments to cater for tourism, and as a result has managed to maintain a friendly, traditional village feel. That friendliness extends to the villagers and local businesses and there is a general air of relaxed hospitality, a willingness to help and a welcoming warmness that derives from being in a place where life is good.


Video by Jonathan Warner @ Warner Vision. Warning: jumping off the bridge can be dangerous, please take care.
The 2014 Charmouth Calendar


Following the success of the 2014 calendar, we asked local photographers to once again contribute their favourite images of the Charmouth land and seascape for 2015. (click image to view larger)

We had a terrific response and having whittled the 255 plus submitted photographs down to a final 12, the 2015 Charmouth Calendar is now on sale in a variety of outlets throughout the village including Morgans Newsagents, Charmouth Stores (Nisa) & The Post Office priced at £5.99.

Cover of the 2014 Charmouth CalendarIt can also be mailed to you (£1.30 P&P UK only) Please send a Cheque or Postal order for £7.29 to
Charmouth Traders' Calendar,
The Post Office,
Charmouth Arcade,
The Street,
Dorset, DT6 6PU

For further enquiries or overseas orders, please contact Gill Pile on

We would like to thank all those who contributed their images to the calendar this year. All monies raised by the sales of the calendar go towards replacing and replenishing the Charmouth Christmas Lights.

We need photographs of Charmouth

For the 2016 Charmouth Calendar

Barbara Pringle's stunning shot below was selected for the 2015 calendar cover

Barbara Pringle's photo of Charmouth

The profit from sales of the 2016 calendar will go towards replacing several of the Christmas light displays that are put onto the lamp posts along The Street which are sadly no longer serviceable.

A few points to remember:
1. Photos taken with smart phones are usually good enough
2. Photos are selected by a committee of volunteers from Charmouth Traders
3. Please email your photo/s by February 28th as we are trying to put the calendar on sale by Easter

Please email your Charmouth photographs to

A big THANK YOU from Charmouth Traders to all who enter


There are many very active clubs and societies run in the village from football, cricket and tennis clubs to gardening and Local History groups. There are annual community events such as the Village Fayre and BBQ and the Charmouth Christmas Swim when around 100 or so brave (or foolish) people take to the sea in fancy dress on Christmas morning.

Find out what's going on throughout the year on our events page.

Holiday Accommodation

Charmouth has a wide range of holiday accommodation available and you are sure to find the type you're looking for.
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Food and Drink

From a portion of chips to a three course meal, from a pot of tea to a bottle of champagne. There's a great range of good quality food and drink available in Charmouth.
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There's no shortage of professional services available in Charmouth so this list of quality providers is bound to grow over the next few weeks.
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Charmouth benefits from an eclectic range of good quality shops that, unlike many seaside villages, are open all year round.

Find out about the shops in Charmouth