Lyme Regis (pop. 4000) is a typical postcard picture village battered by the waters of the English Channel.
The village's 180m long jetty is known as the Cobb. It dates from the 13th century and marks the boundary between Dorset, and Devon on the other side.
Lyme Regis has made a few appearances in British literature, such as in Jane Austen's Persuasion. It is also here that the Duke of Monmouth went ashore in his attempt to overthrow James II in 1685.
How to get there
Lyme Regis is about halfway between Dorchester/Weymouth and Exetert/Exmouth. It is best reached using bus 31 from Dorchester (1h15min), bus 31 or X53 from Weymouth (1h45 or 1h30min) or bus X53 from Exeter (1h45min).