East Cliff Beach
If you head in the opposite direction to everybody else in Lyme Regis then you will likely arrive at East Cliff beach. Just beyond Church beach this is likely to be the quietest stretch of beach in the town.
Unlike the other beaches in Lyme Regis there isn’t much in the way of a backdrop or facilities at East Cliff Beach. Instead there is a rather austere sea wall which supports a promenade leading to Charmouth beach.
If you do walk round to Charmouth beach be aware you might not be able to get back this way if the tide is in. Care should also be taken when walking past the cliff faces along this section as they are prone to rock falls and mudslides, particularly during winter storms.
Known as the Spittles these cliffs are also known as one of the best fossil hunting spots on the coast.
Alternative access to the beach is from the Charmouth Road car park although it is worth noting there are 115 steps down (i.e. back up!) to the beach.
Type of beach
Shingle & rock
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year but must be kept on a lead when on the promenade.
- Town centre nearby
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SY 3449 9231
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East Cliff Beach Reviews
Not dog or child safe
VisitorJun 01st 2023
Absolutely covered in broken and shattered glass! Every step of the way for hundreds of yards. Do not take kids shoes off and dogs paws beware. Also look out for the area at the base of the mudslide from the cliff. Even at low tide you will have to navigate the rocks in front of the slip, and this is covered in old rusted sheet metal, engine blocks, vehicle axle and tons of scrap rusted metal pipes, spikes and oil drums. If you intend hand sifting sand or pebbles looking for fossils, take gloves. I kid you not the amount of glass on this beach is just shocking! Lyme Regis council should be ashamed.