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Lyme Regis harbour

Lyme Regis harbour is 23 miles northwest of Portland Bill and 30 miles northeast of Brixham and includes the famous Cobb.

Boat moorings

Lyme Harbour has 138 drying moorings plus 25 commercial operations ranging from tripping boats to trawlers with dive charter vessels and self-drive boats. There is currently a long waiting list for a mooring of over 100. There are no vacancies for commercial operations.

Visiting craft

As the harbour dries out, visiting yachts, usually bilge keelers, can dry out against the harbour wall.

Fin and long keel boats can pick up one of the visitors buoys outside the harbour or drop their anchor in the general area of these buoys. They are advised to stay to seaward of these as the area closer to the shore is much more shallow, especially at low water spring tides (LWS).

  • the maximum boat length that can be accommodated inside the harbour is 9 metres, as wall space is very limited
  • a chart of the harbour can be found on Admiralty Chart SC3315
  • fuel isn't available at the harbour but the closest garage is a mile and a half away

Visitors should contact the Harbourmaster when planning their passage to confirm depth available:

VHF radio channel: 16, working channel 14

Contact the Harbourmaster to book a berth.

Boat and trailer parking

Lyme Regis harbour has a trailer park but cars need to park in the public car parks.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm during the summer season.

Facilities

Harbour facilities include:

  • wide slipway into the drying harbour bed over which 4 wheel drive vehicles can drive with care at low water
  • fresh water and showers are available in the  Lyme Regis Sailing Club (opens in a new window) and visitors are welcome - ask the harbour staff for a shower key

Safety and waste management

The  Port Marine Operations Plan (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) was drawn up to comply with the Port Marine Safety Code. There is also a  Port Waste Management Plan (pdf, 496kb) (opens in a new window).

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