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Properties showing a star rating have been inspected and all conform to AA or Visit England standards. There are many four and five star-rated destinations in Lyme Regis and the wider area, and an extensive list of them - which includes contact details and prices - can be found on this website.

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If you choose to book Lyme Regis accommodation at the last minute, the tourist information centre can offer a free booking service for personal callers on arrival.

Given the popularity of the town with tourists all-year-round, you may be surprised to learn how little staying here can cost. With easy access to the sea, a charming town centre and tranquil rolling countryside nearby, you could be forgiven for thinking that bedroom tariffs would typically be high. This is not the case, however, with prices kept low at even the most attractive and sought-after locations.

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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium


The Cobb,


Discover close up the local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast and learn about Lyme's maritime history.

During a visit, you'll have the opportunity to interact with the sea creatures. Kids, not to mention Mum and Dad, will enjoy the truly unique experience of hand feeding the mullet, holding a starfish and stroking a lobster. Watch videos of visitors getting close to the creatures in our 'things to see' section.

Although we're compact in size, you'll find a variety of fish and marine life on display including Lobster, Mullet, Starfish, Ballan Wrasse, Short Spined Sea-Scorpion, Hermit Crabs and Sea Mouse.

Other exhibits include nautical artefacts and a presentation about the history of the Cobb, making the aquarium one of the most interesting places to visit in Lyme Regis. A brilliant place to visit come rain or shine!

Facilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Spring and Summer

The aquarium is open daily between 1st March until 5th November from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.


During November, December, January and February the aquarium will often be open at weekends. In order to avoid disappointment, please check via email, phone or check our Twitter feed for updates.

We are open on boxing day through to Sunday 5th January 2015.

We are open daily during the February half term period.


Adults £6.00, Seniors £4.50, Children £4.50. Children under 3 admitted free.

Remember to print off our discount voucher which will get you 20% OFF the standard admission prices.

Please note we do not take debit or credit cards.


See location of Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ND 339148  Lat: 50.71925 Long: -2.93738

By Road:
A3052 runs through Lyme Regis. Turn south down Cobb Road, next to Holmbush car park, which brings you to the Cobb Harbour area. Aquarium is on the quay.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Axminster.


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed