Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

Nicknamed the “Pearl of Dorset” Lyme Regis is located on the coast about 25 miles (40 km) west of Dorchester and a couple of miles from the Dorset/Devon border. The town is noted for its fossils which can be found in the cliffs and on the beaches. Frequent fossil hunts are organized during the school holidays. The harbour wall is known as “The Cobb”  and features in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, a novel by British writer John Fowles, as well as the 1981 film of the same name, which was partly filmed here.

Official Tourist Information website: www.lymeregis.org/  where you can download a copy of the the Lyme Regis Holiday Guide

Lyme Regus Beach looking east
Beach looking east
Lyme Regis beach
The Cobb is the name given to the stone harbour wall
The Cobb
Marine Aquarium at the end of the Cobb
Marine Aquarium at the end of the Cobb
The Lyme Fossil Shop
The Lyme Fossil Shop
Ammonite fossil
Ammonite fossil
Panoramic view of Lyme Regis harbour
View from The Cobb looking east

Related Pages: Charmouth Beach / Seatown Beach / West Bay Beach / Bridport / Dorchester /