Lyme Regis is a family-friendly destination that is great for caravan holidays
Things To Do
If you’re on holiday in Lyme Regis, surely you must go fossil hunting? There are guided tours to help you get the most from your search and, crucially, to help you know what you’re looking for. You can also visit the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, a private museum in the town dedicated to fossils.
Visit the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve, which can be accessed from the South West Coast Path National Trail. Perfect for walking holidays in Dorset, this reserve is among the largest active coastal landslide systems in all of Western Europe.
You can’t take caravan holidays in Lyme Regis without visiting the Cobb, so while there, walk to the end and go to the marine aquarium. You’ll learn about the town’s maritime history and about the local marine life, too. You might even get to hold a starfish or stroke a lobster.
Less than 15 minutes by car from Lyme Regis you can visit Axe Valley Wildlife Park. See zebras, meerkats, lemurs and much more.
Take a trip on the Seaton Tramway. It is a three-mile ride from Seaton to Colyton via Colyford, and it takes around 30 minutes.
Lyme Regis sits on the A3052, which joins the A35 a few miles north east of the town. It’s about a 30-minute drive from Honiton in Devon to the west, and around 40 minutes along the A35 to Dorchester to the east.
As with most campsites in Dorset, it is a good idea to check with the site before setting off with your caravan, as they will be able to tell you if there are any roads to avoid, because country lanes in Dorset can sometimes be very tight and twisty.