Looking at Lyme Regis seafront from the gardens
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Beach wheelchair at Lyme RegisWelcome to accessible Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis is one of the greatest places to visit on the south coast but we recognise it poses challenges for visitors for whom accessibility is an important consideration.

Lyme’s location – particularly its hills – might prove discouraging but there are many areas of the town and its seafront which are accessible. The town council is working to improve its information about accessibility and related facilities.

Beach Wheelchairs

The town council has two beach wheelchairs so that you can go on our sandy and pebble beaches, as well as a floating wheelchair so you can enjoy the sea. These can reserved free of charge through Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442138.

Click here for beach wheelchair FAQs and pictures of the wheelchairs.

Click here for the terms and conditions of hire.

Click here for a location map showing the wheelchair collection point.

Step-free route to seafront

Signs indicate the step-free route from the top of the town (Langmoor Garden gates) to the seafront, and the reverse route. This will help wheelchair users, parents with buggies, and walkers for whom using steps is not comfortable.

The route is about 550m long but has the benefit of fabulous views.

Public Conveniences

Accessible public conveniences are at the following locations:

  • Marine Parade
  • Monmouth Beach
  • Charmouth Road car park
  • Broad Street
  • Holmbush car park


Travel and Transport

Travelling to Lyme Regis by train

The nearest station to Lyme Regis is Axminster on the Waterloo – Exeter line. Assistance for wheelchair users can arranged by contacting South Western Railway on 0800 52 82 100.

Accessible taxis can be pre-booked with Payne's Premier Travel (01297 35895). The one-way fare is typically £15 and the journey time 15 minutes.

Buses (X51/X53) operate from Axminster station to Lyme Regis and beyond. The buses are normally accessible. You can check with the operator First Bus on 0345 602 0121.

Travelling to Lyme Regis by car

Lyme Regis has a number of car parks, long stay and short stay. Locations as follows:

Broad Street/Cobb Gate (DT7 3QD) - 3 accessible spaces
Charmouth Road (DT7 3DW) - 2 accessible spaces
Holmbush (DT7 3LD) - 8 accessible spaces
Monmouth Beach/Cabanya (DT7 3JJ) - 13 accessible spaces
Pitthouse (DT7 3QH) - 1 accessible space
Woodmead Halls (DT7 3HN) - 2 accessible spaces

A map showing these car parks can be found here.

Blue Badge holders can park on the seafront (Cart Road), which is accessed through Cobb Gate car park at the bottom of the town.

Blue Badge holders parking in Broad Street, Cobb Gate, Charmouth Road or Holmbush car parks (in any space) can obtain a permit for three hours' free parking. This permit can be ordered online.

Further information on accessibility

Please contact the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442138 or email lymeregis.tic@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk.