Take a look at the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, otherwise known as Lyme Regis. The webcam here, provided by Dorset Council, gives a panoramic view as it pans round from Monmouth Beach to the cobb harbour with its boats and on to the sandy beach and the town’s seafront. A great view for people watching on a summer’s day, or seeing the winter storms batter the historic cobb.
Lyme Regis enjoys breathtaking scenery and is most well-known as the birthplace of Mary Anning, a renowned palaeontologist who made some of the first and biggest fossil discoveries on this amazing coastline. In fact, the beaches east and west from Lyme Regis are some of the best anywhere in the world for these kind of discoveries and it’s a great activity to do on a day trip or holiday here, followed by a trip to the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum.
There is a selection of beaches, independent shops, places to eat and drink, a promenade with colourful beach huts and beautiful views from the cobb harbour wall which juts out into Lyme Bay, protecting the town from storms. Langmoor Gardens, on the cliffs above the town, is well worth a visit and a trip out on a fishing vessel is a must. Lyme Regis has a fabulous range of events throughout the year including Guitars on the Beach, Lifeboat Week, a carnival, gig rowing regatta and a folk weekend.
Lyme Regis Holidays
Lyme Regis is located near the Devon border and just a short drive from a number of our holiday parks. Golden Cap Holiday Park, next to Seatown Beach is the closest – just a 10 to 15 minute drive and a great place for a Dorset staycation. The park offers a great selection of accommodation including luxury lodges, jurassic escape pods, caravan holiday homes and pitches for tents, motorhomes, campervans and touring caravans.