Known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, Lyme regis is a creative and cultural hub with a wealth of history, great places to eat, and an impressive calendar full of events.
Visit the iconic Cobb Harbour, a curved stone pier that dates back to the time of Edward I. The origins of its name remain obscure, but the impressive 870ft stone wall forms a harbour that in days gone by was a busy port for trading. The Marine Aquarium is situated in one of the picturesque buildings on the Cobb, and is a great family attraction that features some incredible sea-life found along the Jurassic Coast.
For beaches, there is choice for everyone. Head to Town Beach if you’re looking for a more typical beach day – building sand castles, taking a dip in the sea, and enjoying an ice-cream with the sand between your toes. Conversely, you can head to Monmouth Beach situated about a mile out, to hunt for fossils!
There’s no shortage of events at Lyme Regis. From the Jazz and Blue Festival, Food Rocks Festival, Fossil Festival, Candles on The Cobb – where they light up the historic harbour with 5,000 tea lights, to the Lyme Regis Regatta, and Fireworks display, there is something for everyone to enjoy all year round.
The town is know for serving fantastic locally sourced food, and has good range of accommodation for all types of holiday.
Main Attractions: Fossil Hunting, The Cobb, Events, Art
Accommodation: Hotels, B&Bs, Camping, Caravans
Food: Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Takeaways
Accessible Via: M5