Things to Do in Lyme Regis this Father's Day

father and children on a walk

Father's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by treating your dad to a memorable visit to the charming coastal town of Lyme Regis? Set along the stunning Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis offers a wealth of activities and experiences that are sure to make this Father's Day truly special.

Whether your dad is an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or simply appreciates delicious seasonal food—and who doesn’t— there's something for everyone in this idyllic seaside destination. 

Let's explore the top things to do in Lyme Regis this Father's Day.

Lyme Regis

Explore the beautiful beaches

Lyme Regis is renowned for its picturesque beaches. Whether it’s the fine pebble beach at Monmouth or the pristine golden Sandy Beach, there’s plenty of opportunity to find the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend. Find rock pools at Church Cliff beach, breathe in the fresh sea air, maybe find a crab or two, or simply enjoy the serene coastal views.

Embark on a fossil-hunting adventure

Lyme Regis is known as the fossil capital of the UK, often dubbed the Birthplace of British Palaeontology, making it a prime location for an exciting fossil-hunting expedition. Channel your inner Mary Anning and discover the ancient treasures dotted along the coastline. If you’d like to try something a little more official, Lyme Regis Museum offer fantastic guided fossil walks led by experienced guides who will teach you everything you need to know!

fossils in lyme

Set sail on a boat trip

For dads who love the open water, why not surprise them with a scenic boat trip along the Jurassic Coast? If they're keen anglers, there's always the chance to take a fishing boat out to sea. If you're lucky enough to get a bite, you can bring your catch of the day up to the Alexandra and our chefs will prepare delicious fish supper for the family!

Take in the breathtaking beauty of the coastline from a different perspective as you sail alongside towering cliffs and spot fascinating marine life. You might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of dolphins or seals! It's an unforgettable experience that's sure to make this Father's Day one to remember. 

Stay at the Alexandra

If you’d really like to treat your dad this Father’s Day, why not book a stay with us here at the Alexandra and experience the unique charms of Lyme Regis at your own pace. A short walk from town and the stunning surrounding beaches, our peaceful coastal hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend away. 

Experience the very best of locally-sourced ingredients with our selection of menus, all prepared by our talented team of chefs. Sit back, relax, and let our attentive staff take care of you and your dad with impeccable service while you enjoy the breathtaking coastal views from our restaurant.

the Alexandra gardens

Explore the Cobb and historic Old Town

A visit to Lyme Regis wouldn't be complete without exploring the iconic Cobb and the historic Old Town. Take a leisurely stroll along the famous harbour wall, which has been featured in numerous films and literature, and soak up the rich maritime heritage. Browse through the charming independent shops, art galleries, and antique stores that line the streets of the old town, and discover unique gifts or souvenirs for your dad to cherish.

This Father's Day, make Lyme Regis the destination for an unforgettable experience. From relaxing on the beaches to embarking on thrilling adventures and savouring exquisite dining, there’s really something for everyone. So why not book your stay with us today?

Posted on June 14th 2023

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