First trip of this summer – Lyme Regis, Dorset. The “pearl of Dorset” as it is also called, Lyme Regis is a small fishing town on the south coast of England.
Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.
Probably the most visited and photographed sight here is the Cobb. The first record of the Cobb, the town’s harbour wall, is in a 1328 document describing it as having been damaged by storms. Over time the Cobb walls were built with concrete and steel and stand there to this day.
The town has a lot to offer, from beaches, restaurants to miles long coastal paths. Lyme Regis has something to offer for everyone. My favourite? Walk along the Cobb then just relax on the beach maybe with some nice fish and chips.
Then – Charmouth, Dorset. Only about a 10-minute drive from Lyme Regis is this pretty seaside village.
A favourite with families and those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Charmouth provides a tranquil base from which to explore West Dorset and East Devon – a most beautiful part of the UK.
Charmouth is also frequently visited by many fossil hunters from near and far. Why not join one of many fossil hunting walks on the Jurrasic Coast? You might get lucky and discover a million-year-old fossil.
For more info visit Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre.
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