Sustainable travel

Lyme Regis is heavily reliant on its tourist industry but it must strike a reasonable balance between responsible tourism and protecting the environment. There are many ways to travel sustainably to and around the town, helping to limit the impact on our local environment.

Getting to Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is accessible by rail, coach, road, air and sea and we would encourage, where possible, use of public transport to help reduce carbon emissions, air pollution and congestion on roads.

Details of all the travel options are available on the official Visit Lyme Regis website.

Comprehensive Dorset-wide travel information is available on the Travel Dorset website

Getting around Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a small town and most places are easy to get to on foot or by bike. Many of the streets in the town are narrow and were not originally built for modern vehicles so congestion is an issue and parking can be a challenge.

A park and ride operates on the outskirts of the town during the peak season and is an ideal way to take the hassle out of your visit, while also reducing the amount of vehicles and congestion in the town centre.

The 71 town bus is a convenient way to get around town, stopping off in residential areas, in the town centre and near the medical centre. Operated by Damory, the service runs from just after 9am until just after 2pm, Mondays to Fridays, except bank holidays. The timetable is available here.

Find out all you need to know about getting around Lyme Regis on the official Visit Lyme Regis website.

Electric vehicle charging points

Lyme Regis Town Council has four Pod Point (Type 2) charging points; two in Monmouth Beach car park (DT7 3LE), and two in Woodmead car park (DT7 3PG).

Dorset Council also has three Mer charging points (CGAdeMO/CCS) in Holmbush car park (DT7 3HX), and two charging points (CHAdeMO/CCS) in Charmouth Road car park (DT7 3DR).

Information about these charging points, along with others in the surrounding area, including pricing, payment methods, parking charges, and availability, are shown on Zap Map.

National Cycle Network

Lyme Regis is on the Sustrans National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, wheeling, cycling and exploring outdoors. In West Dorset, Route 2 takes you on a 30-mile journey from Lyme Regis to Dorchester, which is manageable in a day.

Click here to find out more about the National Cycle Network Route 2, including a downloadable route map.