Below is a collection of ideas and things to do in Lyme Regis.

What’s on in Lyme?

Please click on link below to see what’s going on in Lyme over the next couple of months. Using the Alexandra as a base you can explore and take advantage of the many events taking place.

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Mackerel Fishing in Lyme Bay

Harry May is a one of our local heros. He regularly takes guests out on Mackerel and Deep sea fishing trips around Lyme Bay.

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Guided Fly Fishing for Sea Trout in the Axe Valley

The River Axe is a superb trout and sea trout river. It rises near Beaminster in Dorset and ends its journey at Axmouth.  The Axe offers excellent game fishing in beautiful farmland, surrounded by abundant wildlife. Sea trout of 4lbs or more are relatively common and fish of 10lb or more are caught most seasons along with the occasional salmon. Much of the fishing is run by fishing clubs which do not offer visiting day permits. However local organist Alex Davies an experienced fly fisher who has fished the river for fifteen years, is offering an evenings guided sea trout fishing on some excellent private beats for a donation to the Lyme Regis Organ appeal.

History & Nature

There are many ‘Heritage’ coastal pathways both east and west of the town. As these paths wind their way along cliffs and through woodlands, stunning sea and landscapes may be enjoyed. Our favourites include: ‘The Undercliff’ one of the first of Britain’s National Nature Reserves, ‘Black Ven,’ ‘Stonebarrow Hill, ‘Trinity Hill’ and ‘Golden Cap’ the highest point on the south coast.

Historical Town Walking Tours

A chance to re-live Lyme’s turbulent and heroic past whilst walking the ancient streets of our quaint little town.

Historical Ghost Tours

Lyme Regis has a rich and ancient history. Follow our expert guide through the winding streets and learn all the town’s dark secrets.

Guided Fossil Hunting Trips

As part of England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beaches around Lyme Regis are among the best on the ‘Jurassic Coast’ to begin your hunt for fossils. Our experienced guide takes you along the quiet Jurassic coastline beaches where you will hunt, find and learn all about the fossils that make this stretch of coastline so famous.

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is aimed at children from 5 to 95 with an interest in fossils and dinosaurs.

Rock Pooling Adventures

Our guide will introduce you to a rock pool like never before! You will hunt for and learn about the creatures that live in these wonderful little habitats, teaming with life.

The Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme’s lively local history is well represented by maritime and domestic objects, and illustrated by paintings, prints and photographs.

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Mary Anning Tours

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Jane Austen Tours

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French Lieutenant’s Woman Tours

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Cobb History Tours

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On the Sea

Water sports are a major part of life in Lyme. Swimming, Water Skiing, Sailing and Windsurfing keep the famous Cobb Harbour alive with activity during the summer months. Our local Scuba Club also offers exciting wreck diving during the summer months. (subject to proof of qualifications) Coastal pleasure trips, mackerel fishing and deep sea fishing are all available from Lyme’s quaint harbour. The traditional wooden fishing boats leave the harbour throughout the summer. Dolphins have been spotted playing in the bow wave on many trips over the last few years.

Lyme Regis Golf Club

Believed to be one of the best golf courses in the South West and one of the finest locations in all Britain, the Lyme Regis Golf Club course occupies a cliff top site with glorious coastal views.

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Electric Bike Tours

Explore the West Dorset coast and countryside by electric bike with a guided tour run by Marshwood Trails. Quiet routes have been carefully selected to introduce the spectacular landscapes and vibrant history in the area.

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