Nestling on the Jurassic Coast of West Dorset, Lyme Regis is a town where you can escape the pace of twenty-first-century life. Famous for geology and fossils, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that remains unspoiled. It's not a place where you would want to be cooped up in a hotel, so why not think about renting a beachfront villa or a flat in the town? You and your family can relax, and a fully equipped kitchen will allow you to prepare your own meals when you want a change from eating out.
You are sure to visit the harbour at Lyme Regis, where there is a famous stone construction known as the Cobb that shelters the boats. Don't miss the aquarium on the Cobb in the summer, especially if you are interested in seeing gigantic lobsters. A Literary Lyme Walking Tour might be more your thing, as the Cobb features in John Fowles' novel “The French Lieutenant's Women” as well as in Jane Austen's “Persuasion”. Plan your holiday for July or August and go on a ghost tour; August also devotes one week to a regatta and carnival. On a rainy day, pay a visit to the Town Mill with its art gallery, craft centre, bakery and brasserie.
When the weather is fine, you will want to spend most of your time on the beach, and you won't want to miss the opportunity to go fossil-hunting. Children will delight in crabbing and rock-pooling, searching for limpets, sea anemones, barnacles, shrimps or even starfish. For a change, why not take the family on the Lyme Regis Treasure Hunt? Children can look for clues on buildings and monuments, learning about the region while having fun. In wet weather, head for the Philpot Museum in the town centre. It's open all the year round and is a great place for children fascinated by dinosaurs and fossils.
Lyme Regis is a seaside resort that has so much more to offer than a sandy beach, but your stay does not have to cost the earth. Consider renting your accommodation, whether you are looking for a spacious apartment or a house by the harbour. It's the perfect low-cost option. We have a wide range of properties and can assure you of excellent value. Before you make a firm decision, have a look at our genuine customer reviews. Your holiday in Lyme Regis is bound to be a memorable one, and we can help you to be sure of that.