Beaches in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Lyme Regis. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • East Cliff Beach (0.1 miles)

    East Cliff Beach © Chris Downer | BY-SA

    If you head in the opposite direction to everybody else in Lyme Regis then you will likely arrive at East Cliff beach. Just beyond Church beach this is likely to be the quietest stretch of beach in the town. Unlike the other beaches in Lyme Regis there isn't much in the way of a backdrop…

  • Church Beach (0.2 miles)

    Church Beach © Malcolm Etherington | BY-SA

    The small, sandy beach of Church Cove lies to the east of Lyme Regis, not far from the town centre. It was one of the locations for the film, "The French Lieutenant's Woman" which starred Meryl Streep. The beach can be entirely submerged at high tide but at low tide a patch of sand and…

  • Lyme Regis Beach (0.6 miles)

    Lyme Regis Beach © 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.

  • Monmouth Beach (0.8 miles)

    Monmouth Beach © Chris Leather

    The sand and pebble Monmouth beach is part of Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast. The beach is located just outside the town of Lyme Regis, and stretches from the famous Cobb for about one mile, to Pinhey Beach.

    Above the beach are the Ware Cliffs, which are estimated to be nearly 200 million years old.…

  • Charmouth Beach (1.2 miles)

    Charmouth © John M | BY-SA

    Part of the 96-mile long Jurassic Coast, Charmouth Beach is one of the best spots on the south coast to come fossil hunting. The beach is mainly shingle, although at low tide a good expanse of sand is exposed. The beach divides into three sections. The area immediately in front of the seafront car park…

  • Charmouth Beach (1.4 miles)

    Charmouth © Assaulted Peanut | BY-SA

    Popular on account of having a little more sand than Charmouth West Beach, Charmouth's East Beach is a good place to find small Ammonite and Belemnite fossils.

    Access is either over a footbridge, or by wading through the river at low tide.

    Safe swimming but frequent landslides, so avoid sitting directly under the cliffs.

Lyme Regis beaches map

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