The Beach Guide

Lyme Regis Beach

Lyme Regis Beach - Dorset
© Chris Leather

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

Water quality

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Lyme Regis Beach Reviews

good beach

May 16th 2019

amazing beach h stunting view but half stone half sand

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