1. Choose a sandy base to enter and exit the sea. If this option is not available then make sure you have some shoes to get you close to where you want to be. Swimming shoes are never the best way to go (trickier movement) unless you get some of those ‘Man from Atlantis’ webbed toe shoes. Then you are a professional. Read more
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When you want to avoid the summer crowds The Spittles is the best escape. At low tide hundreds of rock pools are exposed and we have experienced many of moments of delight on discovering a rockpool treasure – crabs, limpets and little fish, the occasional starfish, plus a lot of seaweed. There is also great fossiling along the base of the (rather unstable) Blue Lias and clay cliffs. This is where Mary Anning (Lymes’ most famous resident) found her infamous Ichthyosaurus. Church beach is around the corner ,by the Marine Theatre and is a small refuge, especially in August.
In my eyes, the most beautiful beach in Lyme Regis and on a sunny day, one gets a (brief) feeling of being in California. Its never that busy and now the sand has migrated its way from the sandy beach further East, much more consumer friendly. The scattering of chalets and huts that cling to the base of the cliff always bring on property envy. We braved a choppy fishing trip and enjoyed an early evening, freshly caught mackerel barbeque here.