Summer Breaks in Lyme Regis

There is no better place to spend a summer holiday than in Lyme Regis.

Stunning beaches, lots of activities to keep you busy, plenty of attractions to visit, loads of free events, numerous places to eat and drink and that’s not to mention the charming shops, beautiful riverside walks and so much more!  Lyme Regis will not disappoint!

Seaside fun in Lyme Regis

There are several beaches to choose from in Lyme Regis. 

Front beach is a lovely, sandy, sheltered beach which is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer months.  Sit back and relax between a bit of sandcastle building and paddling. You’ll find events and activities also take place throughout the summer on this beach.

If you fancy hiring a beach hut, then these line the pebbly beach right next to Front beach.  A great spot and a fab beach if you like skimming a stone or two.

Monmouth beach is to the west of The Cobb and is popular with fossil hunters as ammonites, belemnites, fossil plants and even ichthyosaur vertebrae have been found here. If you walk to the far end of the beach at low tide, you will find the ammonite graveyard (also known as the ammonite pavement).

If you fancy a bit of rock pooling then head to Church Cliff Beach.

Summer events…for free!

Lyme Regis is well-known for its event calendar and the town really comes alive in the summer!  Regattas, carnivals, torchlight procession, candle on the Cobb, firework displays and so much more! 

Lyme Regis Lifeboat week kick starts the summer and is an action-packed week full of fun, games, entertainment music and displays for all the family to enjoy. All the old favourites are in the week’s attractions: the bath tub race, illuminated boats, a crab fishing competition and the spectacular Army parachute display team The Red Devils.

Summer activities in Lyme Regis

Where do we start?!  Indulge your competitive side with a spot of crazy golf in Langmoor and Lister gardens, have a paddle boarding lesson, book on a fishing trip, enjoy an exhilarating RIB ride, go on a guided fossil hunting walk, climb heights at Tunnel Tree Tops – you really won’t be short of something to do this summer in Lyme Regis!

Attractions in Lyme Regis

If you’re looking for a trip out then why not visit the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium or Lyme Regis Museum, something for the whole family to enjoy!

Make sure you visit the Town Mill, a unique mix of working watermill, art galleries and creative artisanal businesses.  Centred around a beautiful mediaeval cobbled courtyard and featuring a landscaped ‘Miller’s Garden’, the Town Mill is one of Lyme Regis’ leading attractions.

Free days out in Lyme Regis

A holiday to Lyme Regis need not be expensive, check out our blog for lots of ideas on how to enjoy your stay without breaking the bank!. 

Pack up a picnic and spend the day at the beach – the water’s free so come on in!  There are also events taking place in and around the beach at points during the summer holiday which are mainly free.

Discover Lyme Regis by following the town trail.  Why not explore the beautiful gardens and riverside walks?

Try out the skatepark which is a mixed ability, multi-wheeled facility. The bespoke design flows down the slope in a freeform shape and is completely free to use.  Bring your bikes and enjoy one of the many cycle routes or walk a section of the South West Coast path.

Book your accommodation in Lyme Regis

There’s accommodation to suit every taste and budget in Lyme Regis.  Book a camping pitch if you fancy a night under the stars or a caravan on a holiday park if you want some family entertainment.

There  are guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels if you want someone to take the strain and provide some of the catering for you or if you prefer to stay self-catering there are plenty of cottages, houses and apartments to choose from.

Parking in Lyme Regis

If you're travelling into Lyme Regis then be sure to check out our parking information, during the summer months an excellent park and ride operates from Charmouth Road which takes you into the town and beach and is the easiest form of parking and travelling into Lyme Regis during the summer holidays.

So what are you waiting for? Book your summer break to Lyme Regis now.

Start planningyour summer break

Things to Do

Start planning everything you want to do in Lyme Regis...there's lots to choose from!


Lyme Regis is top of the list for a holiday, short break or just an overnight stay.

We handrawn heart Lyme Regis beaches


There are 4 beautiful beaches at Lyme Regis to choose from.