Lyme Regis, Dorset

When you’re down in the West Country on your holibobs, if you’re not staying too far away, plan a visit to Lyme Regis as part of your itinerary. It’s a popular spot just over the East Devon border in Dorset, go and while away an afternoon here and you’ll see why.

Lyme Regis is a good looking little town, there’s no denying that; lots of centuries old cottages and handsome buildings, those astounding coastal views and three beaches to play on. The main beach is mostly sand so that’s the one that families head for; the other two are great for rockpooling and dog walking and tend to be quieter.

The thing is, it’s all so quaint in Lyme Regis; the main street rolls down to the sea front where there’s a long esplanade with amusements, eateries, and an antique shop to browse. Wander up through the town gardens, stop for a game of cray golf, enjoy the views over Lyme Bay. Stroll along the old harbour wall (known as The Cobb) to Victoria Pier where there’s a marine aquarium and you can catch a boat to go mackerel fishing or head out on the waters for an exhilarating rib ride. That will work up an appetite so when you get back to land go for eats at The Harbour Inn, The Royal Lion in the middle of town or SWIM on the sea front.

All information correct at the time of writing

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