Lyme Regis - The Cobb and Ammonites
Part two of an October Exploration
Welcome to part two of my Lyme Regis exploration.
Last week I left you at Harbour Inn, so now it’s time to collect you and explore more of this lovely seaside town.
Marine Parade, Lyme Regis
Harbour Inn is on the Marine Parade, a paved walk along the seafront from the bottom of the town centre, starting at the small Cobb Gate Car Park, where you will find the Millennium Clock. It then runs to the harbour known as The Cobb. The Harbour Inn is toward the far end.
Look out for the street lights with the ammonite scrolls on this walk. There are some lovely homes along here, some of which are available as holiday accommodation. You will come across the long row of brightly coloured beach huts. The British enjoy sitting in a small wooden shed by the sea! These are for hire, and in some places, people will pay thousands of pounds for the pleasure of owning one. I was hoping to get the classic full-length view, but a group of photographers were in action and taking it in turns to spend ages taking photos! So, for the photo below, I sneaked in between them and one end for this shot.
The only amusement arcade I know of in Lyme Regis is on Marine Parade, which is good. The more amusement arcades, the tackier the town, is my experience. Rising behind the arcade and shops on the hillside is a park, Alexander Garden and Woodland Walk. The National Trust has a shop near the arcade. I have always loved entering an NT shop, but I managed to walk past this time!
The beach runs along the front of this walk, so there are plenty of places to buy food and drink to stay refreshed on a hot or cold day (this is England!). Before heading to Monmouth Beach to look for fossils, let's walk around The Cobb.
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