Destination guide

Visit the pets-allowed sites in lovely, historic Lyme Regis

Known as 'the Pearl of Dorset', Lyme Regis is a historical and beautiful area. You can find several dog-friendly cottages in Dorset, right on the coast. Holiday cottages in Lyme Regis are mere steps away from many local points of interest including the harbour, boutiques and choice pubs. Your dog will love exploring the Jurassic Coast, digging for fossils and walking for miles. Indeed the trails of Lyme Regis are some of the best in the region and your dog will not run out of places to play. Jane Austen was enamoured of Lyme Regis and set one of her novels in this picturesque town, so you and your pup are sure to love it too.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Lyme Regis

After a long session seeking out thought-provoking fossils set in stone, you'll love the other side of this seaside resort – its beach side. You could search for Lyme Regis holiday rentals near the Cobb – the curving stone pier that forms the harbour – to sleep just a stone's throw from a pretty cove of sand, a clutch of hearty English pubs, seaside chippies and – perhaps most exciting of all – the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium. You can wander the tanks there to encounter colossal crabs and starfish, mullet pools and more.


Fun things to do near Lyme Regis holiday homes

Fossil hunting has fast risen to the top of the menu in Lyme Regis. Move over beach sessions and yachting out across the English Channel, because the visitors of today are pining to uncover curled ammonites and bullet-shaped belemnites petrified in stone. You can go hunting prehistoric friezes along the beaches that run to nearby Charmouth, where there are even dedicated "fossil guides" to help reveal tales of the curious dinosaurs you might discover as you stroll. And if it's raining? How about just hitting the town's Dinosaurland Fossil Museum instead?


Best time to travel to Lyme Regis holiday homes

Lyme Regis can get blustery and rainy during the winter months, between December and March, which are when the local cottages and cosy boltholes are in higher demand. For Lyme Regis holiday rentals by the sea, it's more likely you'll want to hold off travelling to the South Coast until the milder months of spring and summer have come. They tend to begin with the prime walking conditions of April and May, soon turning into the beach-worthy warmth of June, July and August.

Natural features

Eroded cliffs and gorgeous hills in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis has an enviable location between a trio of reserves and a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The latter spreads out along the Dorset shores, with the Jurassic Coast, a place where every pebble beach could hold the prehistoric remains of creatures that coexisted with the dinosaurs. Inland is where the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty extends into coastal fields that rise to meet the Blackdown Hills AONB. Spotted with farms and woven with rivers, home to barn owls and nightjars and butterflies, that's quintessential southern England.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lyme Regis

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 21.1 mi (34 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Lyme Regis holiday homes

Lyme Regis has an abundance of fun and exciting attractions for kids of all ages. Holiday homes are available near places like the Lyme Regis Museum, a natural history museum with geology and fossil displays in a Victorian building, and Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, a museum with a paleontologist’s collection of thousands of fossil specimens. Kids will also like the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, a small aquarium with a variety of local sea life and pools for hand feedings.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Lyme Regis holiday rentals

The tranquil surrounds and beautiful beaches of Lyme Regis make it perfect for a romantic trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Golden Cap, a picturesque hill with cliffs overlooking the coast, and Langmoor and Lister Gardens, a vast garden area with colourful blooms and landscaped greenery. You'll also enjoy Stonebarrow Hill, a walking area on a grassy hill with dramatic ocean views.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lyme Regis?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,018 holiday lettings around Lyme Regis. From 495 cottages to 495 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Lyme Regis?

If you can't go past ocean views and the sound of waves, you're in luck! HomeAway has 221 beachside rental properties. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has stacks more property options to check out, including:

  • 212 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 172 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 124 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Lyme Regis in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to spend with your nearest and dearest. A group holiday is the perfect opportunity to be reunited. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has options. Cottage holiday rentals are the leading option here for big groups of guests. Our global database presently has 61 available. The holiday rentals that can cater to large numbers in the area include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 126 properties just right for that size. Book a night from just £88.
  • If you have 5 in your family, you'll be happy to learn that there are 72 rental properties perfect. Prices begin at just £80 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 47 rental properties that will meet your needs. Prices start from £116 a night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you organise your Lyme Regis travels through us!