Lyme Regis, Dorset - A Must See Place on the Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis, Dorset boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

The self catering cottages at Lyme Barn are perfectly situated to explore Lyme Regis and the surrounding area. There are regular buses if you prefer not to drive.


Lyme Regis is an ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks. The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK's heritage.


Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, you can be sure to find something to delight and entertain you. Lyme Regis has it all - the home of palaeontology, a bustling harbour, gastronomic delights, an array of shops, and a calendar full of events.

There are many places to stop for something to eat or drink overlooking the bay.

A huge choice of restaurants and places to eat awaits visitors to Lyme Regis to suit every taste, budget and occasion. With food from all over the world, as well as restaurants serving locally-sourced, seasonal produce, there really is something for everyone.

Whatever your taste, or budget, you will find something to satisfy your taste buds in Lyme! There are restaurants, bars and bistros offering traditional English, Thai, Spanish, Italian, Indian and Asian cuisine and much more. Lyme even has its own 'celebrity chef', Mark Hix, whose seafood restaurant overlooks the bay.

No seaside town would be complete without its fish and chip shops, and traditional tearooms and coffee shops, as well as pubs offering bar snacks and meals, and Lyme will not disappoint.

Foodies can take a gastro tour of the town, picking up fresh bread, cakes and local ale at the Town Mill complex; in Broad Street you will find an organic food shop, Dorset fudge and Italian gelato; and at the Cobb a well-stocked wet fish shop. 

Lyme Regis in October

Video taken by a guest staying in October and kindly shared.