Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a seaside town in south-west Dorset in the West Country of England.

The Cobb at Lyme Regis

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Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.

The town is famous for “The Cobb”, a large harbour wall, that has featured in novels by Jane Austen (who was a frequent visitor to Lyme Regis). The Cobb was used as a setting for Persuasion, a film of Jane Austen’s novel. The Cobb was also used in the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman, starring Meryl Streep, based on the book of the same name by local writer John Fowles.

The nearest train station is Axminster, which is on the route from London Waterloo to Exeter. Lyme Regis is on bus service routes X51, Axminster-Dorchester, and X53, Axminster-Portland Bill, both of which run from Axminster station.

There is also a good bus service along the Jurassic Coast. First Wessex, Dorset and South Somerset runs bus services through Lyme Regis, and there is a town bus service operated by Stagecoach South West.

  • Charmouth Road Long Stay Car Park, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3DR. has Toilets, Motorhome spaces and steps down to the sea front.
  • Holmbush Car Park, Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3DR has no height barriers.
  • Monmouth Beach Car Park, Lyme Regis DT7 3JN has no height barriers but tends to be unsuitable for large vehicles.

Map of Lyme Regis

One very good way to get around is to walk. Lyme Regis is on the South West Coast path and there are many circular routes from and around Lyme Regis – the area is very steep in places.

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