Guide to Dorset's beaches

Cobb Beach

Lyme Regis' picturesque harbour dates back to the fourteenth century. Known as The Cobb, it contains a small, sandy beach sheltered by a curving harbour wall, famously used in the opening shot of the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Access is between the new RNLI station and the new slipway.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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Toilets. including disabled facilities. first aid post. cafe/restaurants. slipway and a nearby caravan park.


There is parking for 500 cars. including disabled spaces. There is a charge for using the car park.