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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lyme Regis?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 876 vacation rentals near Lyme Regis. From 327 cottages to 327 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lyme Regis for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lyme Regis?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lyme Regis. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lyme Regis Museum: 1,231 vacation rentals
  • Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium: 1,150 vacation rentals
  • Lyme Regis Golf Club: 1,180 vacation rentals
  • Uplyme Church: 1,248 vacation rentals
  • Marine Theatre: 1,228 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lyme Regis listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Lyme Regis?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 327 Cottages in Lyme Regis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lyme Regis include:

  • Cabins: 327 rentals available
  • Chalets: 19 rentals available
  • Houses: 693 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lyme Regis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 44 vacation rentals with pool available in Lyme Regis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.