Lyme Regis nestles in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the point where the rugged Dorset and Devon coastlines meet - the heart of this small stretch of a natural World Heritage site. A popular holiday desitination for generations this once busy port is famous for its sandy beach and its picturesque harbour, protected by a 13th century Cobb Wall.
From traditional family holidays, romantic weekend breaks as well as stunning scenery and glorious coastal and countryside walking Lyme Regis has it all. Lose yourself in a maze of narrow winding streets, independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, pubs and even a Museum are just waiting to be explored. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Lyme’s golden, south-facing beaches, clean safe water and landscaped seafront gardens make it the ideal base for your holiday.
THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO...
Lyme Regis Museum
An award winning museum located on the seafront, built on the site of the fossilist Mary Anning's home. Discover Lyme's history, its geology, its fossils, its artists and writers, from Jane Austen to John Fowles. See more here Lyme Regis Museum
The Town Mill
A working Watermill in the heart of the old town, just minutes from the seafront and high street but reaching back 700 years in time, The Town Mill is a must for visitors to Lyme Regis. Nestling around a cobbled courtyard, the restored mill buildings house a working flour mill, as well as art galleries, with a café, a jeweller, a seamstress, a pottery with two wonderful potters working in its fug of heat and clay, a micro-brewery and a cheesemonger. This ancient Watermill, built in 1340, set in the artisan quarter of the town, was rescued from dereliction by local volunteers, through a ten-year restoration project. Today, the story of The Town Mill is recounted by volunteer millers as they mill and illustrates the history of England and its people. See more here The Town Mill.
Boat Trips and Aquarium
A fascinating little aquarium containing examples of local sea life as well as an insight into Lyme's past and its relationship to fishing and the sea - Aquarium. In good weather many boat trips are offered from the Cobb - Harry May Mackerel Fishing. There are also active sailing and power boat clubs.
Discover the rich geological and natural history of the area and learn about dinosaurs and fossils - see more here Dinosaurland.
The Marine Theatre
A traditional seaside theatre, The Marine offers drama, live music and dancing as well as antique and craft fairs. See more here Marine Theatre.
The Art Deco Cinema
The Regent is a beautiful, independent cinema offering everything from the latest blockbuster to cartoons for the kids. For full listings visit Scott Cinemas.
Please note the cinema is currently being re-built following a fire at the premises.
On the outskirts of Lyme Regis but a village with with an identity in its own right is Uplyme. With a great many amenities including a post office store, petrol station, church, village pub, village hall, play park, tennis court and cricket club. Surrounded by beautiful Devon and Dorset countryside a picturesque 25 minute riverside walk will take you to Lyme Regis seafront. For more information about the village, see their website Uplyme.