Lyme Regis’s history as a population centre can be dated back all the way to the Doomsday Book when in the 13th century the town became a major regional port. Today, Lyme Regis is an ideal location to visit for a fun-filled few days in one of the most picturesque parts of the UK’s southern coast. Read on for our Spotlight on… Lyme Regis!
Did you know?
Lyme Regis is the UK’s premier destinations for fossil hunting. A UNESCO World Heritage site as part of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis’s Monmouth beach is famous for its high yield of diverse fossils. For centuries people have flocked to the region in order to try to unearth something special.
Where is it?
Lyme Regis is one of the key towns situated of the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Just to the Dorset side of the border, it is barely a stone’s throw from Devon.
What to do
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
The Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is one of the most rewarding experiences in town. A visit to Lyme Regis would be incomplete without a stroll to the end of the historic Cobb and a visit to the Marine Aquarium. Children love the opportunity to interact with the aquariums’ sea creatures, including hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and stroking a lobster. The aquarium also provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about Lyme’s maritime history.
Chartering a Boat for a Fishing Trip
With dozens of operators setting off from Lyme’s famous Cobb harbour, chartering a boat trip could not be easier. Whether you are looking for a full 12 hour deep sea fishing experience or a relaxing 1 hour trip around Lyme Bay, this is an experience surely not to be missed.
Fossil Hunting on Monmouth Beach
Monmouth Beach is a popular spot for holidaymakers and locals alike. It’s dog-friendly, so there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind. This spot is also a famous location for fossil hunting. Head down to the beach when the tide is going out, and you just might find a fossil.
What to eat
Being a seaside town, fish and chips will always be the order of the day. Lyme Fish Bar is highly regarded by the locals and has been around for 25 years, so they must be doing something right! For delicious pub food with a great selection of local ales, you won’t do any better than the Royal Standard. Enjoy the waterside view and if you ask very nicely their friendly chef may even cook your own fresh catch.
Where should I stay?
Tasteful Lyme Regis Cottage
This pretty property is just ¾ mile from the beach! With five bedrooms it’s this perfect for larger groups; whether it’s a family get-together or reunion of friends. Local shops, cafes and restaurants are all within easy reach so you can have a relaxing holiday in comfort.
Tempted by a last minute visit? Lyme Regis has a lovely selection of cottages in all shapes and sizes. View them here…