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Lyme Regis harbour is protected by the the famous Cob, part of which can be seen behind the boats in this photo.
A wider view of the harbour and Cob.
Looking along the Cob, the higher outer part of the wall keeps the worst of the weather off those walking along it while on good days you can walk along the top for a better view.
The other side of the harbour the wall has three cannons to guard it - remember this was where Monmouth landed to start his unsuccessful rebellion, not that he was unwelcome in this part of England.
Looking from the Cob across the harbour.
The reverse view taken as the sun was setting on a glorious December day.
The sun chose to highlight the town, seen from the end of the Cob.
These cliffs to the east of the town are famed for the number of fossils they contain.
A view across the beach to the town with the hills behind.
Views along the sea front with the cliffs in the background. These were taken in 2004, coastal protection work since has changed thins somewhat as the next photos show.
The new works have raised the level of the beach, at the harbour end with sand, at the eastern end with shingle and provided a new promenade level with the raised beach.
The sand and shingle parts of the beach are divided by this concrete groyne, the "No" of "No Access..." was obliterated during our visit, it does seem a bit absurd as the beach is only around a foot below the level of this structure.
A nice detail along the sea front at Lyme Regis are these lamp posts which suggest the shape of many of the fossilised creatures found in the cliffs beyond which form part of a World Heritage Site, the The Jurassic Coast
The River Lim reaches the sea at the eastern end of Lyme Regis beach, this shot shows it passing between the buildings and under the road.
This structure at the eastern end of the beach looks a bit like part of some fortifications but is I believe a pumping station.
Off the small headland heading east I spotted these rather oddly eroded pieces of rock.
Looking east along the cliffs towards Charmouth, this beach is where fossils can be found.
Charmouth was under a layer of fog when we visited, the high ground beyond was completely hidden.
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012