Newlands Holiday Park is situated in the village of Charmouth, one of the designated “gateway towns” to the Jurassic Coast.
Things to do in Charmouth
Charmouth has been a renowned holiday destination since the 18th and 19th centuries, and in its time has attracted many distinguished visitors such as the great British novelist Jane Austen. The village has a small but varied selection of shops, including a chemist, a craft shop, a hairdresser, and a fossil shop or two. It also boasts tennis courts, a church and two pubs!
Charmouth beach is not only a beautiful sight, but it also offers visitors a wide range of activities to engage in. It’s a family-friendly beach that slopes gently to the water and contains many rockpools that kids love exploring. Whether you are looking to relax and soak up the sun or go fossil hunting, this beach has got you covered. The long stretch of sand and stones is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a refreshing swim in the sea. Don't forget to bring your bucket and spade, as there are plenty of opportunities to build sandcastles and dig for treasures.
Charmouth to Golden Cap Hike
The Charmouth to Golden Cap trail is a fantastic hike for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts alike. The trail offers striking views of the surrounding landscape, including the stunning coastline, lush greenery, and rolling hills. If you're looking for a challenging yet rewarding hike, this is definitely one to consider. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes!
Charmouth Heritage Centre
On the seafront, you will find the free Charmouth Heritage Centre, which is full of tips on how to safely look for fossils with educational touch screen multimedia and still life displays. If you don't have a rock hammer, you can hire one from the fossil shop for a small fee.