Guide to Dorset's beaches

Lyme Regis Beach

Lyme Regis Beach

Backed by Lyme Regis itself and the promenade this crescent of sand and pebble beach has recently been replenished and extended using imported pebbles. Not only does this increase coastal protection but access to the beach has been improved.

At the southern end of the beach is the harbour and the "Cobb", the ancient harbour wall perhaps best known for its appearance in the film of the French Lieutenant’s Woman.

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.

Also known as:

Town Beach

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

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

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