Experience the beauty of Lyme Regis this Autumn

lyme regis

As summer starts to wind down and Lyme Regis bids farewell to the bustling seasonal crowds that come to experience the beauty of the region, now is the perfect time to plan your visit to the Jurassic Coast.

The charming town of Lyme is the perfect seaside retreat during late summer and autumn. With the weather still fine enough for outdoor exploring on the beach and along coastal trails, but quiet enough to take your time and enjoy the surroundings, it’s a truly special getaway destination.  

So, if you're looking for that well-deserved autumn escape, Lyme Regis and the Alexandra have everything you need to make for a memorable visit to the coast.

lyme regis harbour

Embrace the peaceful charm of Lyme Regis

As the summer tourists return home, autumn in Lyme Regis reveals its more peaceful side. With streets less busy, there’s an opportunity to explore at your own pace and soak in the serene coastal atmosphere. Stroll along the historic Cobb and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast. Feel the pleasant sea breeze, listen to the gentle sloshing of the waves as you discover the natural beauty of Lyme; the world-famous coastal town that inspired famous authors like Jane Austen and provided the ancient landscape for the life’s work of palaeontologist Mary Anning.

Unearth fossils on the Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis is renowned as a fossil hunter's paradise, and autumn offers an ideal time to explore the ancient geological wonders hidden within its cliffs. Take a guided fossil hunting tour along the fossil-rich beaches, and with a bit of luck, you might uncover some remarkable prehistoric treasures. This is a unique opportunity to connect with history and nature, creating an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

fresh local produce served at the alexandra
local cheeses at the alexandra
dessert at the alexandra

Indulge in seasonal culinary delights

Dorset is home to some of the finest seasonal produce in the country: from local game, fresh vegetables, and seafood caught from the Channel, there’s an abundance of wonderful foodstuff to enjoy when you visit Lyme Regis. 

Autumn brings with it a bounty of fresh, local ingredients; a seasonal harvest that the Alexandra’s talented chefs transform into culinary masterpieces that celebrate the flavours of the region. Whether it's a hearty seafood chowder or a succulent roast, the Alexandra's autumn menu will provide all the comfort food you need for your visit to the Jurassic Coast.

Explore the charming streets and boutiques

As you meander through Lyme Regis' charming streets, you'll discover an array of unique boutiques and local artisan shops. Enjoy the slower pace of autumn and take the time to browse the eclectic offerings; from handmade crafts and art pieces to delightful souvenirs, you'll find treasures to remind you of an unforgettable autumn getaway.

If it’s a family-friendly experience you’re looking for, The Town Mill, found in the artisan quarter of Lyme Regis, has been refurbished by local volunteers in a ten-year restoration project. In the renovated mill buildings in the charming cobbled courtyard, you’ll find a range of restaurants, shops, local businesses, and galleries.

outdoor seating at the alexandra

Unwind and rejuvenate at the Alexandra

Your autumn retreat wouldn't be complete without a stay at Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant; a stunning seafront location, which offers breathtaking views and a sense of calm that can only be found by the coast. Pamper yourself with a soothing spa treatment, unwind on the hotel's beautiful lawns and orangery, or simply relax in the comfort of your beautifully appointed room. The Alexandra is the epitome of calm and relaxation; the perfect base for your autumn escape. Why not book your room today?

Posted on August 31st 2023

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