Beach Cleans

Come and join us on our FREE Charmouth Beach Cleans! We run a few beach cleans a year to help clean up Charmouth beach and make it a safer place for both wildlife and us. 

We usually meet at the bottom of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre steps. All equipment is provided and you can stay for as long or as little as you like. Most of our beach cleans last 1.5 hours. 

All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Check our list of marine events to see when the next beach clean is scheduled.

See a list of current marine events



Private Fossil Hunting Walks

Enjoy a fossil walk with your personal Warden and find your own Jurassic fossils to take home! Perfect for birthdays, families and independent groups.

Your 3 hour session starts inside the Centre with an introductory talk by the Warden, where you will get a chance to look at and handle examples of fossils that you might find. You then have the option to either head straight onto the beach to spend the remainder of the session fossil hunting with us, or first take a short tour around the Centre’s exhibits to see our most iconic fossils or watch our fossil film show before heading onto the beach to find your own treasures. We will take you to the best places for finding fossils, and give you tips and tricks on how to hunt for them.

These walks are tide dependent and only available outside of the UK school holidays. Our professional Wardens can tailor the walk to all needs and abilities, so please contact us for more details. Advanced booking is essential.

Charges: £95 for up to 10 people. Thereafter £10 per additional adult, £8 per additional child (2 years and under go free). Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Meeting point: Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Site information: Some uneven ground with sand, pebbles and boulders. Please note some areas of the beach are very muddy. Please be suitably dressed for the elements and wear footwear with good tread.

We can also cater for larger interest groups too. Please contact us for more details and prices.

Filmshow and Talk

film show and talkThe Fossil Film Show and Warden Talk gives an overview of the geology of the World Heritage Site ‘Jurassic Coast’. We focus on how fossils are formed and the types of fossils that can be found on Charmouth beach.

There are two versions of the film show available depending on the age of the children. The film is followed by a Warden talk around the fossil touch table, where the children are shown real specimens that have been found on the beach with information about how these creatures would have lived in the Jurassic seas.

Please Contact Us to book your visit.

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