Hensleigh House

Charmouth and Lyme Regis Bed & Breakfast

Charmouth Bed & Breakfast Hotel in the heart of Broadchurch country near Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Charmouth Beach Huts


Charmouth is an unspoilt traditional village on the west coast of Dorset just 2 miles from Lyme Regis. Thatched cottages and buildings dating back hundreds of years, mingle with a selection of pubs and shops.

However, the star of Charmouth is the beach. As part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the ideal family beach with a mix of sand and pebbles, fossils, clean sea, safe swimming. The naturally eroding cliffs offer unprecedented fossil hunting opportunities, with guided walks offered by the Heritage Centre located at the edge of the beach.

Charmouth is the ideal base from which to explore Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Lyme Regis is just a couple of miles away with its harbour (The Cobb) which features in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion, and in The French Lieutenant's Woman. Lyme Regis offers a wide range of shopping a dining opportunities from it's traditional narrow streets and alleyways.

The beautiful coast road to Weymouth and Portland (home to the 2012 Olympic sailing) runs beside Chesil Beach, an eighteen mile long natural shingle bank, protects the Fleet Lagoon which is home to many wading birds and wildlife. The natural harbour and the castle at Lulworth Cove can be found just beyond Weymouth.

To the west are the coastal towns of Seaton with its narrow gauge tram, Sidmouth, and Budleigh Salterton. Exmouth provides a wider variety of shopping and entertainment, as well as it's sandy beaches and lovely views along the Exe estuary.

The National Trust has many properties in Dorset and also in South Devon which can be visited with membership or day tickets.

The larger towns of Exeter, Taunton, Honiton and Dorchester are all within easy reach.

For more information about the West Dorset Coast please see West Dorset Coast - Where to go

An excellent look back at the history of Charmouth can be found on the Pavey Group web pages.

Charmouth has a selection of pubs and restaurants serving lunch and evening meals:
In the centre of the village

On the Outskirts of the village

For more information see the Charmouth page of our West Dorset Coast visitors site.


West Coast Path


Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Charmouth Beach Huts


Charmouth Shops

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  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Free parking
  • All rooms have ensuite bathrooms
  • Televisions in all rooms
  • All rooms have hairdryers
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Free Wifi
  • Near the beach
  • Near the village centre
  • Licensed bar
  • Twin rooms available
  • Family rooms available
  • Great for fossil hunting
  • On the South West Coast Path
  • Ideal for walkers
  • Great for cyclists
  • Part of the Jurassic coast
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