Increased Stingray Activity
Monmouth Beach is situated to the west of the harbour, extending a kilometre south west of the Cobb wall.
It’s predominately a pebble beach with rocky outcrops becoming more prominent as you move west along the coast. It’s also a good beach for fossil hunters – at the western end there’s a layer of limestone, known as the ‘ammonite graveyard’ or ‘ammonite pavement’, which is famous for the large ammonites it contains. With a bit of patience and some luck, you may well find a small ammonite or two. If you want to be assured of success with your fossil hunting, arrange to go out with a fossil guide. Lyme Regis Museum leads guided fossil walks.
No Cars on Sand
Beaches and oceans are dynamic natural environments. Crowd conditions, currents, waves, wild animals, and other water and beach conditions can rapidly change. The risks and conditions shown on this site are informational only and not always real-time. Actual conditions may differ. Lifeguards are not always on duty or available. Always remain aware of your surroundings and exercise due care for your own safety and the safety of others around you.
Always check for water warnings or check with a lifeguard before you swim.