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Lyme Regis

A small coastal town at the western end of the county, very busy when the weather is good but still having a lot to offer on the colder and more overcast days – such as on the days in February and April when these photographs were taken. Famous for its shops selling fossils from the Jurassic cliffs (on either side of the inlet) and for its harbour – the Cobb, first built sometime in the 13th century – its many small twisting streets are dotted with art galleries, artists studios, bistros and restaurants.

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In the top row of pictures:

  • View from the Cobb across to Lyme Regis, the large coastal landslip at Black Ven visible beyond (picture)
  • At the bottom of Broad St., Golden Cap across the sea in the distance (picture)
  • A typical Lyme Regis roofscape (picture)
  • George Square with the church of St Michael (picture)
  • The upper end of Broad Street, with Golden Cap (picture)

In the bottom row of pictures:

  • The sea front and promenade, by the mouth of the River Lim (picture)
  • Boats sheltering in the Cobb (picture)
  • Cobb wall, looking eastwards along the Jurassic coast (picture)
  • Between heavy showers in February, looking back to Lyme Regis from the sandy shoreline at the Cobb (picture)
  • Showers before sunset, masts of boats over-wintering near the Cobb visible in the distance (picture)

Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:

directionMarshwood Vale

directionGolden Cap, Bridport, West Bay

More views of Dorset in February

Other sites on the web

The coastline shown here forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

West's Geology Field Guide to the Lyme Regis area

The Dorset Page:   Lyme Regis – local information and links to further resources on the web

Maps of the area on streetmap.co.uk:   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

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The pictures of Lyme Regis in this gallery were captured at high resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 051
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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