Lying between the breathtaking Jurassic coastline and Dorset's beautiful countryside, Lyme Regis has a year-round attraction especially if you're looking for a family seaside holiday. Brooding cliffs constantly reveal fossil finds while the town's hilly streets and quiet alleys have their own quaint charm. Probably the most iconic landmark is the Cobb, featured in the works of Jane Austen (Persuasion) and John Fowles (The French Lieutenant's Woman).
Lyme Regis is also home to gastronomic delights such as HIX Oyster and Fish House where famous chef, Mark Hix, demonstrates his skill with local fish. Ideal if you don't fancy cooking in your holiday accommodation. Booking Lyme Regis holiday cottages is the perfect way to enjoy this characterful seaside town, giving you privacy and space along with the freedom to come and go as you wish.
Step out of your Lyme Regis accommodation and wander down the High Street and along the front admiring colourful Georgian homes and fishermen's cottages. Stroll to Marine Aquarium on the Cobb for a fascinating insight into Dorset's coastline. Visit Town Mill with its 14th-century working watermill and Lyme Regis Museum which tells the story of famous fossil hunter Mary Anning. If her discoveries inspire you, book your own fossil-hunting expedition. Be sure to shop for local food to enjoy on the terrace or in the garden of your Lyme Regis holiday cottage.
Pick Lyme Regis accommodation with bedrooms for children and cots for babies and enjoy family fun on sandy Town Beach or the shingle of Monmouth Beach which often reveals ammonite fossils. For kids who love dinosaurs, Jurassic Park is close to all Lyme Regis holiday cottages. It's full of fascinating fossils and lifelike dinosaur models. Looking for more peace and privacy? Then, choose rural Lyme Regis holiday cottages. Hike the Jurassic coastline or visit Abbotsbury Swannery. Here, 300 pairs of swans return to breed safely every spring. Afterwards, relax in the hot tub at your holiday accommodation or enjoy a family barbecue.