Lyme Regis

The Cobb at Lyme Regis

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

Understand

For tourist information see: The Lyme Regis Official Tourist Information Guide.

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.

Get in

Get around

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.

See

Library Cottage

Do

Buy

Fish on the Cobb.

Crab fishing equipment for fishing off the Cobb

Eat

Drink

Pubs

The Pilot Boat Inn
The Rock Point Inn

Hotels with bars

Restaurants with bars

Sleep

Go next

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