Lyme Regis and the ‘Jurassic Coast’ of Lyme Bay in Dorset boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines in England and was awarded National Heritage status in 2001 - the first natural site in England to win this accolade.

Lyme Bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty and of particular note is the Undercliff - a 5 mile stretch of coastline between Lyme Regis and Axmouth. The Undercliff arose as a result of landslips and has a rare and unusual natural habitat.

Lyme Regis is particularly famous for it’s fossils and literary connections. It was the home Mary Anning - the first woman recognised for her knowledge and expertise in what was at first the male dominated world of Palaeontology. Lyme Regis was also the home of eminent authors Jane Austen, whose Persuasion was largely set here, and John Fowles, who lived in Lyme and used it as a setting for his novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

The coastline of Lyme Bay endures a constant challenge from erosion and landslips. This provides a constantly evolving landscape which is an amazing and rewarding environment to explore. This aspect and the forever shifting light, gives the area an atmosphere of it’s own.
Full moon over Golden Cap & the sea from Back Beach steps, Lyme Regis 17_09_16-2 panMoonlight over Golden Cap & the sea from Back Beach steps, Lyme Regis 17_09_16 panCloudscape & sunrays over the coast & sea from Cobb Gate Beach, Lyme Regis 13_09_16-1 v2Cloudscape & sunrays over the coast & sea from Cobb Gate Beach, Lyme Regis 13_09_16-1Storm over the sea from Bell Cliff, Lyme Regis 13_09_16 edit 1Cloudscape & sunrays over the sea from Bell Cliff, Lyme Regis 13_09_16-8Cloudscape & sunrays over the sea from Bell Cliff, Lyme Regis 13_09_16-4Cloudscape & sunrays over the sea from Bell Cliff, Lyme Regis 13_09_16-1Cloud shelf over the sea from Bell Cliff, Lyme Regis 13_09_16-1Low cloud over Golden Cap & coast (with Gull) from Lyme Regis 09_09_16 panLow cloud & sunight over Stonebarrow from Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis 12_06_16-1 panAfternoon skyscape & walkers on Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis 03_01_16-2Afternoon skyscape from Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis 03_01_16-4Afternoon skyscape from Cobb Gate, Lyme Regis 03_01_16 b&wAfternoon skyscape from Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis 03_01_16-3Treetrunk on the shore of Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis 03_01_16-2Afternoon skyscape from Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis 03_01_16-2Stormy sea & high tide at North Wall, Lyme Regis (from Cobb Road) 30_12_15-2Stormy sea & high tide at North Wall, Lyme Regis (from Cobb Road) 30_12_15-1Stormy sea at the Cobb, Lyme Regis (from Cobb Road) 30_12_15 (4500px)