Our holiday cottages are located just 10 minutes from Lyme Regis, a picturesque seaside town on the Jurassic Coast in the South West. It's known for its stunning scenery, unique geology, and historic charm. Whether fossil-hunting on its beaches, walking the coastal paths or wandering around the town's historic buildings, there's plenty of things to do in Lyme Regis. The town is also home to a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and attractions as well as being a popular destination for swimming, walking, sailing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Dinasaurland Fossil Museum
Fun for all the family, play a game of mini-golf together or visit Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in the town and go back in time!
The Cobb in Lyme Regis is a historic harbour wall and breakwater believed to have been built during the 14th century and is now a Grade I listed structure. It's a great spot to take a meandering walk along for dramatic views of the coastline and the town.
Boat and Fishing Trips
Viewing Lyme Regis from the sea on a pleasure boat gives a different perspective of the town. Alternatively, if you'd like to catch your own dinner, there are plenty of mackeral fishing and deep sea fishing boat trips to book on.
Langmore and Lister Gardens
Langmoor and Lister Gardens are beautifully landscaped, seafront gardens, meadows and wooded areas including a pond with a cascade, a rockery, a wildflower meadow and a wildflower walk. There's also a sensory garden, a viewing platform, and a children's play area. A café and a gift shop make it a great place to spend a few hours wandering and relaxing. The gardens are free to enter, making them a good option if you're on a budget!
Seaton hosts a beautiful sandy beach, stunning coastal views, and features plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy. The area is renowned for its beaches, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the many rock pools. The town also has a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as numerous historical sites and landmarks. The town offers plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, and golfing in the nearby countryside. In short, Seaton is a great place to explore, relax, and have fun!
If you've the adventurous type there's plenty of outdoor sports if you're happy to get wet. Kayaking is a popular activity in Seaton with the River Axe providing both gentle and more exciting paddle options as it snakes its way into the sea.
The Labryrinth was constructed to celebrate the town's 1000th anniversary. As a grassy maze, its 11 circuits and 60 ft diameter reveal 185 million years of evolution. Alongside the labyrinth is a geological timeline for the town, which spans millions of years of history, beginning with the formation of Earth through to the start of the human race.
Holyford Woods is a beautiful bluebell woodland, nestled in a beautiful valley near Seaton. In the Spring, the woodland floor is carpeted in bluebells and the air is filled with the aroma of wild garlic. Holyford Woods offers great walking throughout the year with various routes available using public and permissive footpaths around the woods.
Seaton Tramway operates heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.
Seaton Harbour is a beautiful destination with something for everyone. The harbour is a perfect spot to enjoy a peaceful stroll along the shoreline and take in the stunning views of the sea. The harbour also provides access to a variety of local amenities, including shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants.
Sidmouth is a charming seaside town with a wide promenade to wander along above a long stretch of sandy beach, punctuated with seaworn groynes, weathered by the wash of stormy rollers. On a Summer's day the walkway is packed full of tourists to people watch as you enjoy a bag of chips post a salty dip in the big blue.
The cliffs at the most Westerly end of the beach have been worn by sea erosion which is why in 1870 the Victorians created Jacob's ladder, as a "stairway to heaven" or a set of long white steps to help everyone climb up to the top without further damaaging the clay cliffs. The view from the top is worth the climb!
If you prefer to be on the sea than looking down on it, there's plenty of places to hire paddleboards for the day to enjoy a different perspective. Take to the water and enjoy peaceful paddling around the bay, just watch out for rips and if the wind is blowing offshore!
What trip isn't complete without an ice cream on the promenade and for the kids it doesn't matter whatever the weather. Go the whole hog with a 99 Flake, rasberry sauce and hundreds and thousands!
Beer Village was once known for being a haven for smugglers thanks to the many caves that can be found around the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast location. To this day, the village remains a hidden gem with its small coves and caves perfect for crabbing and rock pooling while the cliff provides a natural suntrap for those who fancy a relaxing day catching the rays.
If you are a fish eater, there's no place better to dine out with small boats providing the day's catch direct to Beer's many fishmongers, delis and fish restaurants, you can't get fresher produce and a delightful taste of the sea.
Beer's Shingle Beach
With the small boats of Beer's fishing fleet pulled up by winches across the shingle beach, enjoy a beer while watching the kids play, then all get excited when a boat comes in with a new catch to view.
First commissioned to honour Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, the gardens themselves are a relaxing place to walk around even before you take in the views across the bay which are spectacular. Add to the experience with an alfresco dining out spot and you'll be in seaside heaven.
Each year there are a number of annual events worth attending in Beer including the boating Regatta which takes place every summer and the Beer Rhythm and Blues festival, which attracts musicians and tourists alike.