"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles (40 km) east of Exeter. The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border. It is nicknamed "The Pearl of Dorset." The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site.

The harbour wall, known as "The Cobb", features in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion, and in The French Lieutenant's Woman, a novel by British writer John Fowles, as well as the 1981 film of the same name, which was partly filmed in Lyme Regis.

The town was home to Admiral Sir George Somers, its one-time mayor and parliamentarian. He founded the English colonial settlement of the Somers Isles, better known as Bermuda.

In the 2011 Census the town's parish had a population of 3,671.

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SY337921

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Things to see and do in and around Lyme Regis

  • Lister Gardens Mini Golf
  • The Town Mill
  • Lyme Regis Museum
  • Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
  • S Moores
  • Axminster Museum

Tourist Information

Lyme Regis
Tourist Information Centre
Guildhall Cottage
Church Street
Dorset
England
DT7 3BS

Phone 01297 442 138
Email lymeregis.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk
http://www.lymeregis.org/

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Weather

Forecast for Friday 24 March

06:00


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
ENE
Pressure 1024
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
NE
Pressure 1027
Humidity 90%
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12:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ENE
Pressure 1028
Humidity 80%
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15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1028
Humidity 69%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
NE
Pressure 1028
Humidity 70%
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21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
NE
Pressure 1030
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
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