A four-season resort town on England’s stunning west Dorset coast, Lyme Regis is the epitome of holiday perfection. The destination bursts with breathtaking scenery and historic charm, while also boasting an impressive lineup of activities to enjoy while travelling here. Rent a self-catering holiday rental or a quaint cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis and feel at home at home during your stay.
Known for its geology and unique fossils, Lyme Regis is beloved by visitors who like to get their hands dirty. Since the town is located on the Jurassic Coast, it is common to find fossil remains of various sea creatures along the shore. Monmouth Beach in particular is a popular place for kids and adults to go fossil hunting in the sand. If you’re not up for digging in the sand, Dinosaurland Fossil Museum has more than 10,000 specimens on display.
With something for visitors of every age and interest to do, it’s easy to see why travellers return to Lyme Regis year after year. Situated on the coast of the English Channel, a trip to one of the area’s beaches is a natural way to kick start your holiday. Stroll along Cobb Beach where much of the town’s action takes place. It’s located adjacent to The Cobb, an old stone pier that curves along the harbour, and is home to countless shops and restaurants.
If the weather isn’t cooperating, visit the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, a popular attraction in Dorset. It is a great place for families to learn about the local marine life as well as gain insight into the town’s storied maritime past. Other places that celebrate the history of Lyme Regis include the Langmoor and Lister Gardens, The Town Mill, and the Lyme Regis Museum.
The food and drinks in Lyme Regis are as wonderful as the the town’s activities. Feast on seasonal ingredients from land and sea at The Millside Restaurant, or treat yourself to dinner at The Whole Hog. Staying in coastal town also requires a meal of fish and chips, and Herbies Dino Bar won’t disappoint.
Renting from a private owner will ensure that your beach break in Lyme Regis is amazing. Choose from homes in quiet residential neighbourhoods or stay right on the beach. With so many holiday rentals available on TripAdvisor, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your stay.