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Lyme Regis - Church Beach Beach

Lyme Regis, Dorset

The picturesque harbour town has an international reputation for its Jurassic cliffs containing a vast array of fossils, which may be found along the foreshore. It is also widely known as the setting for 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'.

Beach Type



Including disabled facilities
First aid post
Slipway and a nearby caravan park

Nature and Wildlife

There are walks from Undercliff to Seaton and via the beach to Charmouth. A coastal path guides visitors along the famous fossil-bearing cliffs. There are also many inland walks. The area forms part of the West Dorset Heritage Coast. and rangers provide a

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the Council. There are litter and dog bins on the beach but dogs are banned during the summer months.

Tourist Information

Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre Church Street DT7 3BS Tel: 01297 442138 Fax: 01297 444668 Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Lyme Regis
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7244, -2.93005
Postcode: DT7 3QB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Lyme Regis, Dorset at Explore Britain.


Lyme Regis is off the A35. Once in the town follow signs to the Cobb.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Axminster. There are buses available to the town centre.

Nearest Railway Stations

Axminster (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


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

Nearby Car Parks

Cobb Gate, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Broad Street, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Pitthouse, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Broad Street West, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Charmouth Road, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Woodmead, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Holmbush, Lyme Regis (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Cabanya, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Lyme Regis