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Lyme Regis

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Flag, Red Ensign


050° 43.1N 002° 55.65W


AC 3351-0 Berry Head to the Bill of Portland; AC 3315-1 Lyme Regis Harbour; Imray C5 Bill of Portland to Salcombe Harbour (with hbr chart of Lyme Regis)

Rules & Regulations

None known


The Cob has boulder armouring which extends away from the wall

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Lyme is 50 mins after HW Plymouth. MHWS 4.3m MHWN 3.1m MLWN 1.7 MLWS 0.6m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master                    tel 01297 442137 mob 07870 240645 VHF #14
Lyme Regis Sailing Club     www.lymeregissailingclub.co.uk
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

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Your Ratings & Comments

Update March 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Apr 2022
I reviewed these notes in April 2022 and basically, apart from mooring fees there are no changes. I checked up with the HM reference toilets and showers; the Harbour Office does have a key for the Sailing Club showers and there are no problems in drawing those.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April 2021. I've added a photo of the harbour entrance which shows the floating Pontoons. These are like those in Bridport - they rock around quite a bit in lumpy weather. They've changed their Harbour Charges and do them in bands now though up to 10 metres it's only a small increase.
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Nice town. Beware of the gulls. And public loos.
Written by Tyro Sailor | 15th Mar 2021
I visited Lyme three times in 2018 and 2019, and each time moored on the harbour wall.
Entry is straightforward, given the directions in the almanac/pilot but it's very crowded with local boats inside. Be prepared to exercise your manoeuvring skills. The seaward end of the wall, abeam the buildings, is the fish quay and its denizens will justifiedly take umbrage if you trespass thereupon. Go a little further in where you'll find piles alongside the wall. Most of them have sliding rings to tie to so you don't need to keep adjusting your lines and there are bollards on top and some ladders and fixed rings. The further in you go the shallower it gets (obviously) and the whole harbour dries to firm sand.
If you can't or don't want to dry out you'll need the less sheltered alternative of the unstable plastic pontoons in the outer harbour between the wall and the end of the famous Cob. Or a buoy as above.
There's a fishermen's urinal near the end of the Quay but otherwise you'll need to visit the sailing club if it's open or if you can get the key from the Harbourmaster. Failing that, in the daytime there are horrible stainless steel public loos to the left of the SC entrance and fractionally less horrible ones near the bowling green across the car park to the west.
Lyme is a lovely and popular holiday town with some interesting architecture. Lots of good ice cream emporia and fish-and-chipperies but beware of the homicidal herring gulls. I have watched them pull fish & chip boxes out of the bins, open them and wolf down the leftovers. And people still feed them!
July 2020
Written by Conrad ryle | 28th Nov 2020
Ther wasn't much space on the pontoons which wer mainly taken up by locals with little apparent designate space for visitors. But the option of picking up a visitors buoy lead to a very pleasant stay.
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Written by Don Thomson | 30th Apr 2018
No changes, not even the harbour dues!!
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