Lyme Regis Pictures
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Lyme Regis' sand beach, Dorset.
Lyme Regis is an old-fashioned, somewhat down-market beach resort just two miles off the fast A35 road on Dorset's south coast.
It's far west Dorset, near Devon, and offers tourists a clutch of attractive buildings around the town centre, two beaches - one big shingle and one smaller sand, plenty of facilities and entertainment, but is also the Jurassic Coast's prime fossil town, with fossil shops, tours, and beaches on both sides liberally scattered with ancient fossils embedded in rocks that regularly topple off crumbling cliffs.
The Philpot Museum in Lyme Regis displays many superb local finds.
Lyme Regis shops sell fossils and organise walking tours of nearby fossil-rich areas.
A magnificent old, fossil-walled home on the Lyme Regis promenade, next door to...
...one of England's very few seaside thatched houses.
A view of Lyme Regis looking west to the shingle and sand beaches.
And looking east towards Black Ven beach/hills and Charmouth.
Lyme Regis' main shingle beach, West Dorset, England. next, Lyme Regis Fossils.
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