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Lyme Regis Aquarium

Open between March and October, check the web site for details, based right out on the Cobb.

Fishing and diving boats

Take an hour or so out mackeral fishing, a day out after cod, bass etc. Do anything from 60 miles out to just a few hundred metres from the harbour and beach, pick your boat from the above link and ask.

Lyme Regis Golf Club.

Reputed to be one of the finest golf clubs on the South Coast with views over Chesil Beach, Portland Bill and Lyme Regis.

Dinosaur land and fossil museum.

Mary Anning discovered the first Ichthyosaur in 1811, since then fossils have been regularly found, great for kids.

Lyme Regis Museum

A range of artefacts and information about Lyme Regis, worth a visit.

Marine Theatre.

A wide variety of entertainment, really worth having a look at there “what’s on page” from Shakespeare, comedy, pop, Jazz all in a setting by the sea.

The Town Mill

Step back in time and visit the still working town mill, sit around the cobbled Courtyard find a range of art and pottery to view or buy, places to eat and drink including the Town Mill Cheese shop, see under places to eat.

The Town Mill Arts Guild

TMAG is a new, vibrant co-operative providing a focal point for the wealth of local talent in the visual arts in and around Lyme Regis.


Pecorama has something for all the family, just 15 to 20 minutes drive away it has some wonderful indoor railway layouts, great for those rainy days and lovely gardens, play areas, model train ride when the sun is shining.

Seaton and Colyton Tramway

Take a tram ride from Seaton or Colyton with great views alongside the River Axe estuary and it’s bird life.

The Donkey Sanctuary

About ½ hour or so away the donkey sanctuary  is a nice place to visit, it’s a charity and always pleased to welcome visitors.

There are no commercial attractions - just gently rolling countryside with walks around the fields where you can meet the donkeys.

Town Mill Cheese shop.

Right by the town mill,  food  for a great picnic, ice creams and of course a great range of West Country cheeses. Winner of several awards including Dorsets Best Independent Food Shop 2012.

Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PU

01297 44 26 26 :

Harbour Inn

Right on the sea front with views over the beach and harbour. The ambiance inside the Harbour is relaxed where Julie, Mark's sister, provides unique and contemporary paintings of seascapes from the local area.

23 Marine Parade

Lyme Regis DT7 3JF

01297 442299

The Royal Standard

Right next door to the Harbour with the same wonderful views.

25 Marine Parade

Lyme Regis,

Dorset DT73JF

01297 442637

Hix Oyster and fish bar

Mark Hix is a well celebrated chef who opened his restaurant overlooking Lyme bay a few years ago.

Cobb Road,

Lyme Regis,

Dorset DT7 3JP

Tel:  01297 446 910

The Bay

Hotel restaurant bistro and bar just a bit further along from the Cobb, overlooking the harbour and beach.

A bit further out

River Cottage HQ or Canteen

Owned by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of TV  fame, cafe based in Axminster just a couple of miles away.

New Commercial Inn

Trinity Square,

Axminster EX13 5AN

01297 631 862

Hive beach cafe

Near Bridport, well worth the drive out.

Beach Rd

Burton Bradstock,


Dorset DT6 4RF

01308 897 070

The list below is by no means a definitive list or a recommendation but a guide to some of the many places and things you can do in and around Lyme Regis.

Where the names are grey you will find a link to their web site, book or check to save disappointment.