Lyme Regis has a bucketload of things to do, whether you’re visiting for a weekend or staying with us for longer, below are our suggestions for your holiday schedule! If you’d prefer to do nothing and enjoy our beautiful accommodation, we understand that as well.
Being local to the town, we’ve been lucky to experience the delights Lyme Regis has to offer over the years. If you’ve never visited before, you’ll be simply stunned by the setting of the town, and walking along the beach promenade will be the best place to start. Surrounded by the Jurassic Coastline and pastel coloured beach huts, you may not ever want to leave!
Get to know the area with a stroll along Marine Parade. You’ll see the dramatic coastline that runs for 95 miles from Exmouth, East Devon all the way round to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, Dorset. The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is protected for its 185 million years of history.
Along the promenade you’ll be immersed in pastel-coloured beach huts and the smell of fresh sea air. With ample cafe and restaurant options along the way, you’re spoilt for choice if you decide to sit down to take it all in. The beauitfully decorated beach front houses are there to be admired, and are a reminder of why Jane Austin put Lyme Regis on the U.K. map.
The famous harbour wall that protects Lyme Regis from the coastal storms is somewhere you must see on your visit! Known as ‘The Cobb’, it’s become an internationally famous harbour, mooring sailing and powerboats.
The grade I listed structure curves round and out to the opten water, providing an area of protection for boats and the sandy beach. Find the historic ‘Granny’s Teeth’ steps that take you between the harbour and high level of the Cobb – be very careful as they can take you by surprise when going up and down!
Lyme Regis has four south-facing beaches to spend the time at your leisure: Sandy Beach, Monmouth Beach, East Cliff Beach and Chruch Cliff Beach. They are all special and very different to one another, so why not beach hop if you have the time.
Sandy Beach is the town’s main beach off Marine Promenade. It has easy access to the sea for swimming and eateries in touching distance whilst you enjoy those summer rays. It runs from the Cobb to the opposite side and the bottom of Broad Street. Cobb Gate beach joins onto this which is pebble stoned.
A pebble stoned beach named after the Duke of Monmouth landed here in 1685. It extends for over a kilometre south-west of the Cobb housing beach huts and holiday homes. You may notice the world famous Ammonite Pavement depending on the tide – this is a 199 million year old fossil bed and one of its kind!
A tranquil, quieter beach that runs east towards Charmouth. It’s a mixture of shingle and sand, bringing the chance to find fossils that have come from the cliffs above and seabed rock. Make note of tide times and be wary of cliffs that can be prone to fall into the sea.
Submerged a high tide, this is a sandy cove to the east of the town. At low tide you’ll find rock pools and soft sand, making it a perfect spot for sea life.
Photo credit: Love Lyme Regis
Lyme Rib Rides is a family run business that provides fast and leisurely boat rides. You’re in the safe hands of their experienced and qualified skippers who have a rib (rigid inflatable boat) called “Sea Spirit”, moored on the pontoon at the end of the Cobb.
Relax and unwind on your holiday whilst experiencing the Jurassic Coast in complete mindfullness by a Maitri Yoga class with Pip.
Pip’s yoga sessions take place on the Lyme Regis beach from 6:45am Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. She also offers bespoke classes at the location of your choice as well as studio style yoga.
Keep an eye on her website to check for any scheduling or newly added classes, but whatever you have in mind Pip will be able to make it possible for you during your holiday.