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.




  • 4.00pm ... Stalls start to set up.
  • 4.30pm ... Road closure in place.
  • 4.45pm ... Santa in car, fire engine and kids parade up The Street. Starting at Fire Station and ending at Nisa where Santa's Grotto is situated.
  • 5.00 pm ... Grand switching on of lights and event declared open by Chairman of the Council, Peter Noel. Start of Treasure Hunt.
  • 5.00pm ... Santa in his grotto outside Nisa. 2.00 entry fee per child. All need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • 5.15pm ... Changing Spaces Chocolate Fondue, toy exchange, lucky dip and hot chocolate. Charmouth Central art exhibition, decoration workshop, mulled wine and mince pies. FSB - Mulled wine and mince pies, raffle and Aloe Vera. Morgans - Make a Christmas card, Christmas balloons and lucky dip. Nisa - Wine and food tasting and Tombola. Pattimore Butchers BBQ. The Salon - Mulled wine and mince pies, mini manicures, face painting and Bronwyn's Jewellery.
  • 6.30pm ... Deadline for completed Treasure Hunt forms to be returned to Morgans.
  • 6.45pm ... Raffle and Treasure Hunt winners to be announced by Santa outside FSB/Post Office.
  • 7.00pm ... Event closes.
Video by Jonathan Warner @ Warner Vision. Warning: jumping off the bridge can be dangerous, please take care.

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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