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