Lyme Regis Beach

Town Beach

The most westerly town in Dorset, Lyme Regis has been nicknamed 'the Pearl of Dorset'. The narrow, cobbled streets of the historic town culminate in a new, wider promenade which gives way to a part-shingle, part-sand beach that is popular with swimmers in summer and storms in winter.

The world-famous Cobb harbour, which featured in the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman, starring Meryl Streep, dates from the time of Edward I, while the town itself was first mentioned in the 7th century. George Somers, a former mayor of Lyme Regis, went on to found the Somers Islands, now Bermuda, and the town is twinned with the Bermudan town of St George’s.

Bordering the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis is also well known for its fossils. Sadly they are nigh on impossible to find these days, but the town's fossil heritage dates back to the 1800s when Mary Anning found a plesiosaur fossil here.

Type of Beach

Sand & pebble

Dog Friendly?

Dogs are only allowed on Town Beach from November to March inclusive but must be kept on the lead at all times


There are plenty of facilities in the town - right behind the beach


There is charge parking for 500 cars plus spaces for disabled drivers

Nearest Town

Lyme Regis

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Lyme Regis Beach tide times

  • Tue 19th February

    High 04:13am (5.65m)
    Low 11:02am (0.53m)
    High 04:38pm (5.60m)
    Low 11:22pm (0.52m)
  • Wed 20th February

    High 04:59am (5.89m)
    Low 11:52am (0.31m)
    High 05:23pm (5.74m)
  • Thu 21st February

    Low 12:10am (0.36m)
    High 05:43am (5.99m)
    Low 12:38pm (0.23m)
    High 06:06pm (5.77m)
  • Fri 22nd February

    Low 12:55am (0.34m)
    High 06:27am (5.96m)
    Low 01:23pm (0.30m)
    High 06:50pm (5.67m)

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