See & Do

‘The Tunnel Tree Tops’ is a carefully and safely designed activity for all the family to participate in! Experience a gripping (literally!) couple of hours on high ropes through the trees at The Tunnel. Enjoy exploring a mix of bridges, walkways and zip wires at tree-top level with great views.

If you’re a rambler or walker, the ‘Golden Cap Estate’ is a must-see/do. It’s a bit of a trek up and down, so maybe not ideal for the little ones, but parking’s easy and signposts are good. If you feel like a real English Cream Tea or snack, ‘Annie’s Tea Rooms’ are just about a mile from the Estate and reviews of this establishment are second to none. This is a place that the ‘real’ teahouse aficionado wishes were in every town, village and city nationwide. Oh; and of course, our American friends can’t get enough of our quaint teahouses!

Located on Lower Sea Lane, the ‘Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre’ is another place to spend a day. The Centre provides disabled access. It is a fascinating museum, popular with those who enjoy all things ‘fossils’ and boasts some serious scientific amenities for further discovery which are also offered to school groups with its education program. Computers, saltwater tanks, and microscopes are available, as well as interactive displays and a theatre showing a feature short film about finding fossils and the Jurassic Coast in general. A popular café offering outside seating and toilet facilities is available. Try their famous Dorset apple cakes! Other museums abound in the area. Natural history and art are specialities – there are at least five in the vicinity within 2 miles of Charmouth itself.

Don’t forget the ancient art of rockpooling, and bring your rock hammer and some sturdy footwear. Fun for grown-ups and kids alike; there is a plethora of creatures awaiting your discovery!