Called the “Pearl of Dorset” – last resort before Devon. An ancient medieval trading port, now small seaside town with famous Cobb (of French Lieutenant’s Woman fame) sheltering the 13th century harbour and boats. The town is built into fossil rich cliffs and boasts of being the centre of varied scenery with beautiful beaches. Popular coastal footpath to Seaton along a Nature Reserve 6-7 miles, part of the Heritage Coast footpaths stretching over 20 miles to East & West of Lyme. Wide choice of amenities and much to explore and see.
Fascinating fossil shops, Philpot Museum, Dinosaurland plus Regent Cinema and Marine Theatre and more!
LYME REGIS BEACH Main front beach, sand and pebbles. Area of outstanding natural beauty, beach huts, deckchair hire, disabled access.
MONMOUTH BEACH, sand/pebble/rock. A very long beach situated towards the West
EAST BEACH, lovely rock pools.
DOGS ON BEACH No dogs 1st April to 31 October from Cobb Gate Car Park west to the Life boat slipway.
The Surrounding Area
Neighbouring town of CHARMOUTH 2 miles away has a Heritage Coast Information Centre with guided walks and events. The beaches around Charmouth are well known to go fossil hunting.
CHARMOUTH MARKET held on a Monday (seasonal).
CHARMOUTH BEACH Pebbles and sand.
DOGS ON BEACH No dogs East Beach July and August.
Further on 6 miles away is the thriving historical market town of BRIDPORT a great place to browse and shop for local produce. Visit The Bull - restaurant and bar are open daily. Try The Stables, Cider House in The Bulls old stable block for home made dorset pittzas and pies. Hunt out Leakers bakery in East Street and sample their Dorset Apple Cake. Ideal for a snack while walking the Jurassic Coast!
BRIDPORT MARKET held Wednesdays/Saturdays. Farmers market held the second Saturday in the month.
5 minutes further to WEST BAY harbour, with stunning scenic views of the Golden Cap. The Riverside Restaurant is well known for its seafood menu.
WEST BAY BEACH Sand and pebbles.
DOGS ON BEACH No dogs from 1st May to 1st October East Pier to East Cliffs, West Pier to West Cliffs.
This pretty village is situated 5 miles east of Bridport on Chesil Beach. The famous Hive Beach Cafe serving seafood is positioned on the beach.
Further on into Hardy Country, historical Dorchester, Dorset’s County Town, with fascinating history with four town trails, museums and great shopping! Maiden Castle, one of the largest Iron Age Hill Forts in Europe is worth a visit.
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