Charmouth East

Dorset

Charmouth East
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A beautiful area of the Dorset coast with spectacular seascapes. Part of what is now dubbed the Jurassic Coast because of the number of fossil remains discovered. Attracts fossil hunters, families and day trippers. Separated from Charmouth West by the River Char

Activities

Swimming, walking and fossil hunting. Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre runs guided fossil walks between February and September.

Wildlife and Walks

The South West Coast Path runs past the beach. Walk eastwards to Lyme Regis and East Devon and westwards to Seatown.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Charmouth East

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Parking available - charges apply.

Dog restrictions

 

No dogs allowed on East Beach in July and August.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.