Lyme Regis has breathtaking scenery, making it an appealing resort at any time of the year. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs that yield fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago. The town featured in the Domesday Book and is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. As well as providing the inspiration for Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the harbour featured in film adaptations of John Fowles’ French Lieutenant’s Woman and Jane Austen’s Persuasion. From the watermill, which dates all the way back to the 14th century, to the beautiful St Michael’s Church and the Lepers Well, there’s plenty to see and enjoy here, whatever your interest. There’s a strong literary community in Lyme still and the vibrant Marine Theatre.
The freedom of the beach for Lucy.
A fine, bright morning at Lyme Regis.