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Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

May 21, 2015 by David Herd

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset is located in west Dorset in South West England. An interesting seaside village. we stopped for lunch on the way to Plymouth from Beckington.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 Situated at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis is a major centre for fossil collecting.  The village is located 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter. The Cobb wall provides a breakwater to protect the town from storms and separates Monmouth and Cobb Gate beaches.

The High Street

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 An official World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast is a “must see” for anyone interested in geology, history or stunning coastal scenery,  some of the most scenic spots in its 95 mile long stretch can be found around the Lyme Regis area.

Royal Lion Hotel

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

  It is a former coaching inn, dated to 1610 (although the official site claims 1601). It is reputedly haunted; many unexplained ectoplasms have been sighted in the corridors and cold spots.

Bell Cliff Restaurant & Tea Rooms

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

  TripAdviser rate the restaurant 16 from 68 in Lyme Regis.  

 The Rock Point Inn

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

   At the mouth of the Lim River, facing the sea, is this 18th-century pub.  

Relaxing in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

I think it would be very cold in winter.

The seagulls are as big as chooks.

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These monsters are twice as big as their Australian cousins.

Protection from the sea

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

The rock wall looks like it can withstand anything the ocean can throw at it.

Lime Regis Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

Certainly one of the most interesting coastlines in England.

Farewell from the Jurassic coast.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

Thanks for visiting my Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset photo blog.

Ok, off we go towards Lands End.

Our road trip

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

We left Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast to spend a couple of days in Plymouth before visiting Par where my Grandfather Samuel John Tippett was born, then onto Lands End and St Ives.

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