Things To Do in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis has a whole host of attractions and activities to suit all ages, interests and budgets.

Whether you’re looking for a memorable trip for the family, to get active in the great outdoors or looking to try something new, there is a vast array of things to do in Lyme Regis all year round. So, start planning your Lyme Regis adventure….

Get Active in the Great Outdoors

One of the best ways to explore Lyme Regis and the surrounding area is on foot and there is no shortage of beautiful places to discover. Whether you’re an experienced walker or a novice there are many scenic walking trails to enjoy. Experience the dramatic coastline, charming countryside or enjoy the trails around the town – there is something for everyone.

For those who enjoy a spot of fishing, why not try mackerel or sea fishing in the clear waters of Lyme Bay and see what you can catch.

Or take a boat trip to experience the glorious Jurassic Coast from the water. The Jurassic Coast stretches from Old Harry Rocks near Swanage all the way to Exmouth in Devon. This 95-mile part of the coast is England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must for all visitors to the town.

Lyme Regis Fossils

Lyme Regis is famous for its geology, fossils and its role in the birth of the earth sciences. The local clay contains the remarkable fossil remains of sea creatures from the Jurassic seas of 180 million years ago.

The town was also the home to fossil hunter and pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning, you can learn more about her life and work at the Lyme Regis Museum. For those who want to follow in the footsteps of Mary Anning, why not join a fossil hunting tour or walk on your trip and see what you discover.

Lyme Regis for families

Lyme Regis has whole range of fun attractions and activities that will keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather. Learn more about local sea creatures at the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, play mini golf in Lister Gardens or visit a working water mill, the Town Mill – just some of the attractions on offer.

A trip to this pretty seaside town wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach. Enjoy some delicious local fish and chips, have a swim in the sea or try something new like paddleboarding. Create some memories and enjoy quality time together on your holiday or day out.  

Book your holiday or short break to Lyme Regis today…

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Lyme Bay RIB Charter

Exciting & exhilarating boat trips running from West Bay or Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coast. RIB Blasts, Coastal Cruises, Water Skiing & Wake Boarding & Jurassic Coast Water...

Lyme Regis Museum

There really is something to delight and inspire everyone at Lyme Regis Museum. Enjoying a stunning seafront location on the world-famous Jurassic Coast with fantastic views over Lyme Bay,...

The Marine Theatre

Right on the seafront in beautiful Lyme Regis, The Marine Theatre dates back to the 1800s. Here you can see bands, films, comedians, plays and community-led events - or just admire the view of...

Town Mill

The Town Mill is a unique mix of working watermill, art galleries and creative artisanal businesses.  Centred around a beautiful mediaeval cobbled courtyard and featuring a landscaped...

Jurassic Coast Guides

Martin offers professional guided walks, Jurassic Coast tours, Charity Walks, Corporate Walking Events and fossil hunts anywhere along the full length of the Jurassic Coast and surrounding areas....

So much to see & doin Lyme Regis

Family Friendly

We've got loads of ideas for your fun-packed family trip to Lyme Regis, to keep the whole family entertained.

Arts & Culture

Lyme Regis has a wealth of art and cultural activities and attractions on offer.

Gardens & Parks

Discover the gardens and parks of Lyme Regis. Where will be your perfect spot?

Active & Outdoor

There are a huge range of activities to experience on your day trip or holiday in Lyme Regis.

Fossils

Lyme Regis is famous for its geology and fossils. What will you discover on your trip?

Walking

Lyme Regis is walkers' paradise there is something for everyone of all ages.

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Beaches

Lyme Regis has lots of different beaches to choose for your day out by the sea.

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Shopping in Lyme

From high street brands to small independent retailers, we’re sure you’ll enjoy shopping in Lyme.

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The Cobb

The Cobb harbour is a great place to enjoy amazing coastal views of the Jurassic Coast.

Countryside

Discover nearby Lambert's Castle and Coney's Castle.

Discovery Trail

The Lyme Regis Town Map and Discovery Trail is a new way to enjoy our charming little town.