Lyme Regis Beach

Lyme Regis’ picturesque harbour dates back to the fourteenth century. Known as The Cobb, it contains a small, sandy beach sheltered by a curving harbour wall, famously used in the opening shot of the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.

Access is between the new RNLI station and the new slipway.

Type of beach

Sand and pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from May 1st to September 30th. Dogs on the promenade behind the beach must be kept on a lead.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town

Lyme Regis



OS grid ref.

SY 3399 9178


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

Water quality

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Lyme Regis Beach Reviews

Rocky Beach

Aug 26th 2020

We have used this beach on other years and had no problem, however , this year we found the rocks at the bottom of the steps made this beach very difficult to access.  It is a clean beach and one we normally enjoy with our dog but there was no clear way onto it. I saw more than one person stumble and fall.


Oct 26th 2020

I love the beach! Hidden gem - although getting more popular as each year goes by!!

good beach

May 16th 2019

amazing beach h stunting view but half stone half sand

What did we get wrong?