Jump on the Jurassic trail and try fossiling in Charmouth, set sail or fish for sea bass in Lyme Bay. Take to the tennis courts in the village, meet puritan preachers and shipwrecked mariners on a Lyme ghost walk, or find home-cooked, home-grown happiness at the River Cottage Cookery School.
Explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, stretching 95 miles (155km) from Swanage in the East to Exmouth in the West. It tells the story of 185 million years of the Earth’s history. Take a fossil hunting walk and discover the fossilised remains of giant ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, belemnites and ammonites that can be found on the beach.
Swimming and bathing are top of the list, thanks to an award-winning environmental protection scheme ensuring the waters around the town are clean and safe – a fact that also shouldn’t be lost on windsurfers, water-skiers or sailors.
A visit to Lyme Regis is a must; take a stroll to the end of the historic Cobb and a visit to the Marine Aquarium, one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in West Dorset. Discover close up the local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast and learn about Lyme’s maritime history.
For the grown-ups
Hix Oyster & Fish House, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset — this must be the most romantic address and breathtaking location of any restaurant in Dorset, or indeed, the whole of England.
Lyme Regis is an ideal place to walk and explore the local shops, art galleries, newly replanted gardens with myriad places to stop to eat and drink. Lyme Regis is very special in that it is probably the smallest town in the country to boast its own cinema, theatre, and museum.
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