Lyme Regis also known as The Pearl of Dorset sits in the middle of Lyme Bay on the South Coast of England in the United Kingdom.
It was once an important trading post with ships transporting goods from it's harbour which is protected by the iconic Cobb which stretches around the harbour protecting it from the sea.
Lyme Regis is now a busy tourist resort with many self catering holiday cottages, bed & breakfast accommodation, guests houses and hotels.
It's popularity as a holiday resort started in the 1800s with notable literary visitors such as Jane Austen who featured The Cobb in her novel persuasion. John Fowles wrote The French Lietenant's Woman in 1969 and settled in Lyme Regis living at Belmont overlooking the Cobb.
Lyme Regis is also well known as a place to look for fossils. Mary Anning who found the first complete ichthyosaur skeleton was born in Lyme Regis and is buried in St Michael's church overlooking the sea. The coastline here is known as The Jurassic Coast and a World Heritage Site.