Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre Guildhall Cottage, Church Street,
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3BS Tel: 01297 442138
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Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA Tel: 01297 443370
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Boat Trips - see below for list of boats operating from Lyme Regis
Sunbeam Tel: 07974 753287
Kraken Tel: 0797 4796002 Find out more about Kraken
Marie F Tel: 07974 753287
Susie B Tel: 01297 443674/07850 180331 Find out more about Susie B
Jozilee Tel: 077177 52544
Frances Jane Tel: 07890 739625 Find out more about Frances Jane
Lyme Regis is a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast.
The seaside town of Lyme Regis nestles in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the point where the rugged West Dorset and East Devon coastlines meet - the heart of the Jurassic Coast.
Lyme Regis is well-known for its spectacular natural beauty and has inspired many well-known writers including Jane Austen and John Fowles.
This attractive town has a fascinating history stretching back to the 8th century. The famous Cobb wall, dating from the 13th century, protected the harbour and allowed the town to develop as an important port on the south coast. A walk along the Cobb is a must for any visitor. The town itself is a maze of narrow winding streets where independent local shops, cafes and galleries can be explored. The River Lym flows gently through the heart of the town turning the recently restored Town Mill waterwheel.
The unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. Many boat excursions run from the ancient harbour for pleasure and fishing trips. There are also opportunities to sail and windsurf locally. Of course a trip to Lyme Regis would not be complete without fossil hunting. The rich geological and natural history of the area can be explored at Dinosaurland in Coombe Street (where organised fossil hunting walks can be booked), or at the award winning Philpot Museum on the seafront. Lyme Regis also has a formidable reputation for walks. It is hilly terrain but the dramatic views and rare flora and fauna make it very worthwhile.
View live images of Lyme Regis now through the Lyme Regis webcam
By Foot: Accessible via the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast.
From the 20 August, a short stretch of the South West Coast Path near the pumping station at Pinhay, on the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve, will be closed during every working day. It is expected that this closure will be needed until at least 31 August. However, the affected section will be re-opened in the evenings and weekends and on August Bank Holiday.
By Bus: The CoastlinX53 service stops at Lyme Regis. Find out more about the Jurassic Coast Bus Service Regular buses also run to and from Lyme Regis. Contact Traveline on tel: 0870 6082608 or visit Traveline for further information. .
By Train: There are frequent services to Exeter St David's. Connecting services are available at Exeter St Davids to Axminster from where you catch a bus to Lyme Regis. Visit National Rail Enquiries for further information.
By Coach: National Express operate direct coach services to Lyme Regis throughout the summer season. Contact tel: 08705 808080 or visit National Express