Where is Lyme Regis?
Lyme Regis is in the South West of England in the UK in the county of Dorset.
Lyme Regis is an historic seaside resort in Dorset, England. It is part of the Jurassic Coast and provides some beautiful scenery.
An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions.
The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK’s heritage.
Where to park in Lyme Regis?
We parked near Monmouth Beach. The postcode is DT7 3LW.
We chose this car park as there was a toilet and also Monmouth Beach is dog friendly so Archie could have a run before we went exploring.
What is there to do in Lyme Regis.
Monmouth Beach is dog friendly and perfect for a bit of fossil hunting.
You get some amazing views of the Cobb and the cliffs from Monmouth beach.
The Cobb located on the west side of Lyme Regis contains the sea wall which forms an extensive harbour and from there you can see many boats, fishermen, beach huts and spectacular sunsets.
Lyme Regis Undercliff provides beautiful scenery, particularly the Jurassic coastline.
Along Lyme Regis Undercliff you will find Marine parade, providing many restaurants, with a lovely view of the beach, sea and cliffs.
Along this route you will find many beach huts, benches, rubbish bins and toilets.
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum
This museum brings you fossil collections, maritime and domestic objects.
Lots of places to eat and drink
We enjoyed a fabulous cream tea at Janes Café, which had a great view of the coastline. The prices were pretty good too.
A selection of other places to eat and drink include
- Cobb Arms Restaurant
- Bar, British, Pub
- The Harbour Inn
- Bar, Seafood, British
- Bar, British
- Quick bites, Seafood
- Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lyme Regis Harbour has spaces for tripping boats, trawlers, dive charter vessels and self-drive boats.
You can stand on the Cobb and admire not only the view of the harbour, but all the boats within it.
As the photo below shows, there are a number of fishing trips available from Lyme Regis Harbour.
Here are some links to them.
- Mackerel Fishing Lyme Regis – Harry May – Mackerel Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing and Boat Trips Lyme Regis
- Pegasus Charters
- Amaretto Sport Fishing | Charter Fishing Boat Trips in Lyme Regis Dorset
Langmoor and Lister Gardens
These gardens not only have amazing views of the sea, harbour and Cobb, but also lots of benches to enjoy them from.
It was a lovely walk from the top down to the promenade and I highly recommend it.
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
- Lots of interactive experiences involving local sea creatures
- Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium – Things to do, Tourist attractions
Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
- A private museum that includes a spectacular collection of Jurassic marine fossils.
- Dinosaurland Fossil Museum – Lyme Regis – More than 12,000 specimens on show
Fabulous beaches, walks and views
Local Towns to visit.
Bridport is a bustling market town with a market each Wednesday and Saturday.
West Bay is about a mile down the road from Bridport and gives you spectacular views of the dramatic Jurassic coastline. East beach is dog friendly. We parked at DT6 4EL when we visited, this car park also included toilets.
Weymouth is a popular town for visitors. It provides a wide promenade and some pedestrianised streets. We parked at the Swannery, which has toilets and the postcode is DT4 7TY. It has a busy harbour and a thriving fishing industry.
Portland is next to Weymouth. It is worth driving to the top of Portland to get some amazing views of Chesil beach. Chesil beach is a UNESCO coastline, with stones of up to 10,000 years old. It is dog friendly all year round.
Recommended place to stay.
We stayed in a fabulous lodge in Peckmoor Farm. You can find a review, both on here and my YouTube channel Ears and Ideas. We booked it through Hoseasons.
The lodge is just 35 minutes from Lyme Regis.
Here are a few ideas to enhance your next trip to Lyme Regis
Here is a map from Amazon that might help with your trip.
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And some useful items if you have a dog
🎁Archie is wearing a Petsafe sporty harness. It fits him really nicely and gives us a nice bit to hold him still when the near arises. Here is the Amazon (affiliate) link https://amzn.to/3sSBXFu
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