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Things to do in Lyme Regis

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis is always a treat. Wonderful fresh seafood cooked with style and often some locally foraged wild ingredients too, plus a stunning view over the Cobb and out to sea. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“You can't come to Lyme and not take a stroll along the historic Cobb... see the lifeboat, take in the vistas and the boats in the harbour and bask in the best views of Lyme seafront.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“Sir David Attenborough said, "A remarkable museum, a gem". Built on the site of Mary Anning's home, Lyme Regis Museum stands in the heart of the town, with stunning sea views from the new Mary Anning Wing. Displays showcase a world class fossil collection as well as featuring the towns colourful history.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Great food, great views. Need to book at busy peak times or take a chance. I love the fish and chips. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pool
“This is a great sea front bar/restaurant in Lyme Regis. It's dog friendly and has outside seating and great cocktails! Worth it for the view alone!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Entertainment
“On the seafront in beautiful Lyme Regis, you can see bands, films, comedians, plays and community-led events, or just admire the view of the Cobb and harbour. The Marine Theatre dates back to the 1800s. The theatre offers a broad and diverse variety of events, and has seen many famous names including James Cagney, Fleet Mac and Michael McIntyre. The theatre and bar host weddings and hires.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous veggie restaurant in Lyme Regis. Seriously good food. It's small but perfect. It's located in a lovely area of Lyme with lots of surrounding independent shops selling lovely seaside and other gifts.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recently refurbished pub with good good from open kitchen. Particularly recommend in summer months to sit on the roof terrace. Thursday nights is quiz night and Friday nights have live music.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Tesco Express in the middle of Lyme Regis main street. Not suitable for a big shop, just general item essentials shopping after you have parked in Lyme Regis and propose spending time in Lyme Regis. Not suitable for just going to get stuff as parking is not good at peak times. We give guests parking info on arrival.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Small traditional bustling pub. Good atmosphere in the bar area (we haven’t eaten in the restaurant).”
  • 9 locals recommend
Building
“Interesting resort with nice places to eat, Sandy beach, beach huts and fossils galore ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For that special occasion, lovely gardens over looking the beach and Cobb. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Town Mill is a small complex of shops and restaurants (and a local brewery) in Lyme Regis. Definitely worth a visit. If you're lucky, you'll be able to park in the car park on Broad Street and then walk down the steps to the Mill.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“At the bottom of the hill in Lyme Regis, it's our new favourite place to go, sea views, relaxed, locally sourced menu, child and dog friendly. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Warm welcome and friendly service. Varied menu (interesting gin and tonic menu). Opening times in low season limited. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little curry house, make sure you book and take any alcohol with you!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis is always a treat. Wonderful fresh seafood cooked with style and often some locally foraged wild ingredients too, plus a stunning view over the Cobb and out to sea. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Great food, great views. Need to book at busy peak times or take a chance. I love the fish and chips. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pool
“This is a great sea front bar/restaurant in Lyme Regis. It's dog friendly and has outside seating and great cocktails! Worth it for the view alone!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous veggie restaurant in Lyme Regis. Seriously good food. It's small but perfect. It's located in a lovely area of Lyme with lots of surrounding independent shops selling lovely seaside and other gifts.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recently refurbished pub with good good from open kitchen. Particularly recommend in summer months to sit on the roof terrace. Thursday nights is quiz night and Friday nights have live music.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
“Small traditional bustling pub. Good atmosphere in the bar area (we haven’t eaten in the restaurant).”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For that special occasion, lovely gardens over looking the beach and Cobb. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Warm welcome and friendly service. Varied menu (interesting gin and tonic menu). Opening times in low season limited. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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