Lyme Regis is an historic, seaside resort and fishing port situated 6 miles east of Harepath Holidays. The harbour wall, known as The Cobb, has appeared in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion and John Fowles novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, as well as the film of the same name. Lyme has also been used in the filming of Wonka (202), Ammonite (2020), Persuasion(2007) (1971), plus more.
The town’s beaches and cliffs are noted for their fossils and it was in cliffs east of Lyme Regis that Mary Anning found and identified dinosaur fossils. A museum now stands on the site of Mary Annings birthplace and The Dinosaur Fossil Museum is in the former church where Mary Anning was baptised.
As well as a good selection of shops and cafes along the main street and the seafront there is also a restored water mill which produces flour and is also home to a micro-brewery, pottery,art gallery and more besides.
The beach is sandy and is a lovley spot for swimming and Stand-up-Paddleboarding and there is also an aquarium nearby.