If you’re looking to enjoy local sports and recreation during your stay in Lyme Regis, we have put together some ideas to help you plan your stay.
Walking (South West Coast Path and East Devon Way)
If hiking and walking is your passion, then the Jurassic Coast has some breathtaking walks and routes which you must see to believe. The 630mile South West Coast Path which routes around the South West peninsula from Minehead to Swanage passes right through West Dorset and East Devon. The sections in and around Lyme Regis feature the magnificent undercliffs and the stunning Golden Cap climb, the highest point on the South Coast.
The East Devon Way is a 40 mile walk through the stunning East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty. It starts in Exmouth and Ends right here in Lyme Regis. The local bus routes intercept the route in various places making it an ideal walking route.
Lyme Regis Bowls Club was founded in 1937, and has 7 rinks and currently has around 90 full members.
Feedback from visiting clubs suggests that this is one of the best greens in the South West of England. The setting down by the Cobb Harbour is a delight, with the sea and beaches close to the green and with a large outdoor raised viewing area overlooking the green.
There is a fine Clubhouse with a licensed bar that is open to visiting bowlers and limited catering is available with details on request. Unless the Club has a full rinks fixture at least two rinks are available to the general public to hire and a club steward will be on hand to book you in. Woods and shoes are also for hire. They are open from late April to late September. Hours are 10am to 6pm.
With cliff top positions, Lyme Regis Golf Club, Bridport Golf Club and Axe Cliff Golf Club are just three of the many local courses to Lyme Regis.
These stunning, well kept courses are open to visitors at very affordable rates and will guarantee a memorable golfing trip.
If you’re looking for a cycling holiday, base your stay at The Mariners Hotel. The rolling hills of West Dorset, and Jurassic Coast road make for a superb, scenic and challenging ride. The East Devon area of outstanding natural beauty again is filled with challenging climbs along the Jurassic Coast. The hills are so challenging, that the Tour of Britain has been coming to Sidmouth and East Devon for a number of years. Dartmoor is a 40 mile ride from Lyme Regis, making it an ideal day trip in the saddle.
The area is very popular with cyclists and there are numerous cycling shops and cafes in the area.
Watersports (Gig Rowing, Paddleboarding)
Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast are ideal places to visit if you are looking for a watersports holiday. You can hire Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards and Boats from the Cobb harbour in Lyme Regis. You can also take a high speed Rib Ride, as well as deep sea fishing trips, mackerel fishing trips, sightseeing tours and even a banana boat ride from The Cobb. The town has a vibrant Gig Rowing club, Sailing Club and Powerboat Club, making Lyme Regis an ideal place to visit should you want to hit the water!
Lyme Regis is situated on the Unesco World Heritage Jurassic Coast and is probably one of the finest places in the World to find fossils. The cliffs hold over 185 million years of history, and a simple walk between Lyme Regis and Charmouth gives anyone the opportunity to find a fossil simply laying on the beach.
The Mariners Hotel makes a great base to hold your fossil hunting holiday or trip.