Lyme Regis sits in a beautiful Lyme Bay just 25 miles between both Weymouth and Exeter in the heart of the Jurassic coast. Being right on the Devon - Dorset border it is often called the pearl of dorset.
The town is noted for its Fossils as right here Lady Anning discovered some of the finest prehistoric creatures ever found. All of this is part of the UNESCO world heritage site Exmouth in Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset.Lyme - as it is know locally has also played it's part in history as the title suggests.
The Earl of Monmouth landed here in 1685 and tried to seize the throne. During world war two men from Lyme and the surrounding coast were involved in defence and service - there are even D Day veterans still living in the town.The town is quietly popular all year round and is rarely dull but never really packed.
The seafood and local eateries are very very with some celebrity chefs starting out here and Mark Hix still proudly running his seaview restaurant on a hill overlooking the bay, oh did I mention the views?
Must be seen to be believed, Lyme Bay can when the season is right see both the sunrise and sunset out to sea.Famous Lyme residents have included Jane Austen who wrote the novel ‘Persuasion’ here
A well known feature to both local and visitor is the Old Harbour wall called The Cobb that spans out into the sea and has been featured in the classic romance film The French Lieutenant's Woman.