We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6LL, England
Phone Number: 01297 560772
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 172 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Heritage Centre Fossil Hunt

Had a top time today at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. We paid £7.50 each for the hunt and was given a 20 minute talk to start with, telling us what to look out for and how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
MarlaMe
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Had a top time today at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. We paid £7.50 each for the hunt and was given a 20 minute talk to start with, telling us what to look out for and how to find fossils. We were then taken to the beach and found quite a few excellent fossils. Other members of the group had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Popped in before a walk along the coast. They have put together some interesting displays which give an insight to the Jurassic coast. There is a pay and display car park which only takes coins and was £1 per hour, max £4 for the day. Perfectly nice. Will revisit for a longer look next time because as soon as you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vineuil
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We arrived on a really windy, rainy and horrible afternoon with our two children and managed to run into the heritage Centre! The two ladies there were extremely helpful, advised us on going to west Bay the next day....helped us by telling us where to go fossil hunting on the beach and how to sport the fossils....They even gave two... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
82 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a great place for the first-time fossil-hunter to start. There are hammers and goggles to hire (three pounds, with a seven pound deposit). The shop gives some ideas of what to look for, and some really nice fossils are available to purchase for very little cost if your hunt is not successful. The tea-room is reasonably priced and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cricklade, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it is upstairs above the cafe and well worth a visit. very helpful gentlemen on the desk who will advise. good booklets written by the voluntiers and guides who know the beach well. short film on what to look for and even some spare fossils to buy if you don't find anything yourself - unlikely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maroochydore, Australia
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
148 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

No sand at this beach but lots of rocks and holiday accommodation. I fossicked around the beach for about an hour and found some nice rocks, but no fossils. We called into the little visitor centre for more information about the area and drove a bit further around for a cliff walk. I have posted a few photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Charmouth is a stunning place to visit. It is a little crowded in the summer months but that is because people love going there! There are fossils everywhere and the heritage centre is packed with information for all ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

A very cool little centre which tells you about the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. There are lots of cool fossils to look at and a panorama showing what the place looked like in Jurassic times. This is where you should bring your fossil finds to be recorded, you can keep what you find but please do bring it down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
56 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

fascinating place to visit. Interesting fossils and things for kids to do. The ability to then walk the beach to look for your own fossils is an added bonus. Best done after a storm when new fossils might be revealed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
dorset
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a well designed centre for information about the coast and the different types of fossils that can be found along it. They also run fossil walks which are excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre also viewed

 

Been to Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?