Visitor Information for Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a town like no other. Nestled around the mouth of the River Lim in the steep embrace of the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve to the west and the fossil-rich Blue Lias cliffs to the east, it has kept the charm of almost 1,000 years of lively history, with each generation adding to its story. 

Lyme is a pirate's treasure chest: whatever your age and whatever the time of year you will find jewels to delight and entertain you. For the very young those might be the sea creatures of millions of years ago, or the extraordinary vitality within a rock pool. Families can truly relax and enjoy the town's simple friendliness. 

How to get here 

Lyme is easily reached by road, with rail links at nearby Axminster. If you are arriving by National Express coach, the nearest stop is at Dorchester where you can transfer to a local bus service. 

If you are arriving by electric vehicle there are five locations where you can recharge your battery, including fast charge options. 

Read more about how to get here.

Getting around 

Whether you are going to be exploring the town and beyond on foot, by bike, on a bus or even by boat, there are lots of options to choose from. 

Read more about getting around Lyme Regis.


There are many car parks within the town, for both long stay and short stay. Some are nearer the town centre and some are nearer the seafront and beaches. Most have accessible parking spaces for Blue Badge holders and some also have electric vehicle charge points. 

During the Easter holidays, weekends in June and July and six-week school summer holidays, a park and ride service is available on the outskirts of the town, weather permitting. 

Read more about parking in Lyme.


View our town centre maps to locate places of interest, landmarks, beaches, attractions, activities, car parks and public toilets. 

Download the town map


Much of Lyme’s seafront can be accessed by a long flat promenade called the Cart Road. 

Two of the beaches have beach matting for wheelchair access and beach wheelchairs and a floating wheelchair are also available for free (booking advised). 

There are a number of places to stay which offer facilities for disabled visitors and many of the town’s car parks have accessible parking spaces. 

Read more about accessible Lyme.

How to Get Here

Lyme Regis is easily reach by road, with options to arrive by train, coach, bus, sea or air.


There are a lots of short and long stay parking, some have EV chargepoints for electric vehicles.

How to Get Around

You can explore further around Lyme Regis by bike, bus, walking and even boat!

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Lyme Regis Map

Lyme Regis map shows places of interest, the beaches, the promenade, parking and public toilets.

Dog Friendly

There are lots of places to visit in Lyme Regis with your faithful friend.


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


Beach and fossil walks, riverside strolls or hilltop hikes, the choice is yours!