What Makes Lyme Regis so Special?
So many things. The maritime magic of the old harbour, the glorious beach, the plethora of charming boutique shops and cafes. It’s all here, and much, much more besides. Perched on the Jurassic Coast in one of the sunniest parts of the UK, it’s not hard to see how Lyme Regis earned its nickname the Pearl of Dorset.
When Should you Go?
Lyme Regis is great all year round, but as you would expect, most people come during the summer months. This summer is likely to be a particularly busy one, as special celebrations are planned in the town to mark the passing of the Olympic flame through the streets, in addition to popular returning events such as the Fossil Festival and the Lyme Regis carnival.
With this in mind, if you’re hoping for a quiet, crowd-free holiday then you might want to consider a Springtime visit this year. The first buds of Spring have already appeared and we’re starting to see the weather warming up, which we expect will continue in the coming weeks.
Getting There and Getting Around
Travelling from the Western part of the country is pretty straightforward – just follow the M5 to Taunton, then head to Lyme Regis via Axminster on the A35. Coming from London direction, take the M27 and then A31 to Ringwood. The A35 will then take you through Dorchester, Bridport and on to Lyme Regis.
Once you’re staying here on the Jurassic Coast, you will probably find that you want to walk as many places as possible, in order to take in the sea air and the stunning views. If you do decide to give your legs a rest though, then what better way to see the winding streets of Lyme Regis than by taking a ride in Tukxi, the funky little tuk tuk taxi that will whizz you around the town in style!
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