What's On in Lyme Regis  Your  Guide to Events and Organisations


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Don't get cut off by the tide

Nick Marks, Lifeboat Operations Manager said
“We would encourage any visitor to the area to check tide times before walking along the beach. It is very important to check.”


If you see anyone in trouble in the sea
call 999 and ask for the coastguard.


 If you fall into the water unexpectedly FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around: lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float



Social Distancing -Turnstone style



Following key safety advice will keep people safe and help to reduce the demands placed on RNLI lifeboat crews, HM Coastguard and other emergency services.

Claire Hughes, director of HM Coastguard said:
We know from sad experience that whether you’re local or not, whatever your ability of experience in your chosen sport or leisure activity, the sea can still catch you out and be unmerciful when it does. Now, more than ever we need people to respect the sea and the coast.

If you get into trouble call 999 and ask for the Coastguard and we will come to your aid. But coronavirus hasn’t gone away, and we all need to follow the rules. Remember your choices might put people, including yourself and frontline responders, at risk. Take extra care in these extraordinary times.’


·         Have a plan - check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard signage

·         Keep a close eye on your family – on the beach and in the water

·         Don’t allow your family to swim alone

·         Don’t use inflatables

In an emergency dial 999, and ask for the Coastguard


Things to do in Lyme Regis

There's always lots of things going on throughout the year in Lyme Regis. Fossil hunting, Fishing or feeding fish; supping  in a pub or on the water (Stand Up Paddle-boarding); walking or watching a show; studying art studios, exhibitions or with the U3A - Lyme Regis offers it all. Click on the event to go to the month it happens.

The Lyme Lunge

Duck Race

Soup & Ploughman's
Easter Bonnet Parade 
Fossil Festival
Fossil Festival

Lyme Regis Musical Theatre Show
Charity Golf Day

Blessing of the Boats

Jazz and Blues Weekend

Guitars on the Beach
Uplyme Village Fete

Coast to Coast run
Summer Show and Country Fayre
Sir George Somers Civic Parade
Lifeboat Week
Red Devils formation
Regatta & Carnival Week

Folk Weekend

Christmas Lights

Christmas Day Swim

Join in and have fun!
100's of events - see each month for full details



Storm over the Cobb, Lyme Regis

Taken across the harbour from the safety of the beach


Lyme Regis has


Seaside Theatre

 Lyme Regis Town Band  plays on the seafront throughout summer and at various concerts throughout the year

The Town Mill
is a working watermill nestling around a cobbled courtyard, with restored mill buildings.

Lyme Regis Museum Built on the site of the home of Lyme’s renowned fossilist Mary Anning, the museum is one of the architectural gems of the town.


  Candles on the Cobb is returning to Lyme Regis
on 28th August ....more

Photo: Ben Kapur

 £1600 RAISED IN ROTARY EVENT ....more

The 12th Lyme Lunge a huge success   ...more

Charmouth prepares for spring ...more
Missed your Christmas Dinner last year ...more


Thanks to Williams Automobiles for raising £4500 for Rotary's Purple4Polio ...more
Great Success! The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis  ‘Online Silent Auction‘ ...more information

See Virtual Easter Bonnet Parade

Rotary Club of Lyme Regis Donates £700 to Lyme Heartbeat   ...more


    Remembrance Day

Local Rotary club contributes to Africa region being declared wild polio-free  ...more


  See September

New Years Day Lyme Lunge 2020

In aid of
Dorset County Hospital Chemotherapy Appeal


Watch The Parade
on Youtube
Lyme Lunge - The Parade
Watch the Dash (into the sea)
 Lyme Lunge - The Dash

Amazing fund-raisers  ...more

Carols Round the Tree and Street Collections  ...more


Uplyme Fete ...more
£1042 raised by Rotary for flood victims  ...more
New years Day Lyme Lunge 2019


Rotary Carols Round the Tree ...more

The Devon Air Ambulance that Lyme supports so well is put to good use for an injured workman

Rotary CANDLES ON THE COBB 2018  raised  just over £9,700  ....more

Photo: D Sproule

What a fabulous Entertainment package we have for you for Sunday 26th August, leading up to the evening of iconic Candles on the Cobb.....more


Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

The Ichthyosaur is gently landed in Lyme Regis
Jurassic Coast Ichthyosaur fossils find brought ashore at Lyme Regis harbour  ... see Community

THE LYME LUNGE 2018 ....read more

YouTube 2018 Lyme Lunge 

Lyme Lunge 2018 donation of funds ....read more
The current total raised for the 2018 Lunge is £3,400 for Rotary's charity Shelterbox and at least £850 raised  by individuals for their own charities.

Beach wheelchairs improve access to
Lyme Regis beach
 ... see Community

Donation from Rotary Selfie Cow Project to Lend with Care charity
...read more

ROTARY DONATION TO RNLI ...read more Rotary donation to RNLI

Rotarian John McCallum presents the cheque to lifeboat crew member and vice chairman of the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, John Rickard. Photo by R Horobin, RNLI.    

Picking up the Plastic before it Pollutes  ... see Community
Lyme Regis Beach Clean Volunteers

Over 60 Clubs and Organisations
Here are just a few:

Bowls Club
Film Society
Football Club
Heritage Coast U3A
Lifeboat Supporters
Lyme Regis Society
Lyme Regis Sailing Club

Royal British Legion
Twinning Associations

Walks & Walking Groups

No need to be bored here! 
To view more go to Clubs

About 'What's on in Lyme'
'What's on in Lyme' is the only Lyme Regis web site dedicated to supporting and publicising the many events local volunteers and fund-raisers organise.
Thousands of pounds are raised for both local and international charities every year:

Lyme Regis is a great community
and a fun place to be
join in,
enjoy yourself -
and please give generously or ...
 your time is just as valuable as a donation -
 why not lend a hand?


Lifeboat launched after paragliding incident  ...More

Lifeboat launched to ‘capsized dinghy’...More

Lifeboat launched to ‘paddleboarder  in trouble’  ...More

Lyme Regis lifeboat operations chief to retire

Lifeboat launched to ‘missing paddleboarder’

Landlord Tom, leading convoys to Ukraine, to  open Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week  ...More

Lifeboat crew play cricket for cancer patient Emma  ...More

Life’s a big puzzle for RNLI pair ...More

Yacht artist  Jess presents a  Lifeboat Week gift to her local crew  ...More

Lifeboat crew rescue one person aboard broken down boat  ...More

Theatre collections raise funds for RNLI  ...More

Lifeboat launched to ‘upturned boat’ ...More

Two exhausted paddlers rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI crew ...More

Lyme Regis welcomes the return of its RNLI lifeboat ...More

 Lifeboat launched to ‘objects’ in the sea ...More

How the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew rescued a ‘silent’ sailor ...More
All welcome at Blessing of the Boats ...More
Lone fisherman rescued by Lyme Regis lifeboat crew after engine failure  ...More

 Kyle is now all at sea with the Lyme Regis lifeboat ...More

Busy Easter weekend for Lyme Regis Lifeboat crew  ...More

'Lifeboat Week volunteers promise new events after record breaking year'  ...More
Lyme Regis lifeboat station re-opens to visitors ...More

 Lifeboat launched to paddle boarder ‘in distress’  ...More

Gig club rower conquers the Atlantic and presents RNLI with £3,005  ...More

Lyme Regis RNLI takes delivery of a new lifeboat ...More

Three new New Year recruits for Lyme Regis RNLI ...More

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched to four people and two dogs cut off by tide ...More

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew launch two hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve ...More

Barbara, 81, ends her ‘cycle ride’ to John O’Groats  ...More

Lyme Regis lifeboat  recruits face their first Christmas on call  ...More

Three saved as fishing boat capsizes ...More
Rifles march boosts lifeboat funds ...More 
Lifeboat supporters hear of financial success ...More 
Winter warning as lifeboat crew answer two alerts ...More 
Photo: John Cable
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched to five people and a dog cut off by tide  ..More
Rifles regiment honour the fallen in 50 mile march to Lyme Regis ..More
Lifeboat crew assist coastguard with two people and dog stuck in the mud ..More
Bikers in Mad Dash ride meet the crew of Lyme Regis lifeboat  ..More
Barbara, 80, ‘cycling’ 870 miles for the RNLI ..More
Lifeboat crew rescue four aboard broken-down dinghy  ..More
Lifeboat launched to ‘paddleboarders in trouble’..More
Lifeboat crew rescue three aboard broken down speedboat  ..More
Keen swimmer Giles joins the Lyme Regis lifeboat crew  ..More
Lifeboat Week raises £33,000...and still counting ..More
Blessing of  boats service remembers those lost at sea  ..More
Good weather for ducks as the race is a winner, and a top award for Josh ..More
Long service awards for three RNLI Johns ..More

Seb, 38, is new man at the helm of Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat  ..More

Binocular gift to lifeboat crew in memory of lost angler ..More
Envelope firm posts £500 to RNLI  ..More
Londoner Dave joins the sea-going lifeboat crew  ..More
Lifeboat launched as seven rowers escape capsized gig ..More
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat called to medical emergency on a fishing boat ..More
Lyme Regis lifeboat launched in search for missing couple ..More
Lyme Regis lifeboat launched twice ..More
Blessing boats service moved to August ..More
Artist Maria puts Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew in the picture ..More
Lifeboat launched to swimmer ‘struggling’ at sea ..More

Lifeboat helm Mark joins the
management team
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched to red flare ...More
A year of challenges for Lyme Regis lifeboat volunteers ...More
Lifeboat launched to people stuck on the cliffs ...More
Lifeboat charity shop re-opens to save lives at sea

Krys, Lyme Regis shop Manager, with this years Christmas cards and calendars and diaries for 2021.
 NB Shop re-opening on December 2nd
Lifeboat launched to ‘man stuck on cliffs’ ...More
Success for the RNLI shop and another TV appearance ...More
Charmouth Christmas Day swim  ...More
Rescue of two sailors by Lyme Regis lifeboat crew to feature in BBC series ...More

Council worker Kyle,25, joins the Lyme Regis lifeboat volunteers  ...More
Lyme Regis lifeboat launched to divers in trouble nearly 20 miles south  ...More
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched to 70yr in the water  ...More
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat called to assist ‘lifeboat’ ...More
Anglers rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew after launching flares...More
Lyme Regis lifeboat called to Kayak and two children ...More
Lifeboat crew called to teenager drifting on inflatable ...More
Eight rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew as speedboats run aground ...More
Lifeboat Zoom meeting ends with a ‘shout’  ...More
Lyme Regis lifeboat crew search for missing diver ...More

Photo: Andy Butterfield, Lyme Regis RNLI

Virus alert closes Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station and RNLI shop ...More
Landslips warning to walkers as mother and daughter rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI  ...More

This shot was taken by the helmet camera worn by a crew member. It shows ten year old Iona Brough aboard the X boat  which then took her to the lifeboat 

Boys rowed to safety by RNLI crew member after inflatable deflates  ...More
Lyme Regis RNLI Lifeboat launched to man in fall from Cobb wall...More
Hundreds boost RNLI funds by £2k at Christmas Day swim  ...More
Lyme Regis volunteers feature in the RNLI’s heart-warming Christmas film ...More
Lifeboat crew praised for ‘safe and sound’ year ...More
Homebredy House residents produce calendar to raise donations for RNLI charity ...More
Teens learn the ropes at lifeboat station ...More
Lifeboat launched to children aboard ‘sinking gig’ ...More
Sailing Club fish supper catches £660 for RNLI ...More
'Buskers’ 25 years at Lifeboat Week ...More
School’s £700 donation to RNLI life-savers ...More
Another close shave for Archie, 14, after rescue by lifeboat crew  ...More

Lifeboat Week Opening by John Challis -'Boycie'...More

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew rescue two boys being swept out to sea  ...More
Lyme Regis RNLI flag at half mast following French lifeboat  tragedy  ..More

Blessing of the Boats remembers tragedy and rescues ..More

Georgia gets her first ‘shout’ as a lifeboat crew member…while she is in the dentist’s chair...More
Cliff Warning ...More

Charmouth Christmas Day swim brings out the crowds and raises about £1,500...More

RNLI wellie dog family has a puppy for Christmas ...More

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launches in Storm Callum ...More
Lifeboat launched to two incidents ...More

Father and son all at sea with the lifeboat   ...More

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat rescues eight divers ...More
Mystery of the yellow welly dog’s missing eyes   ...More

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched twice
in night 

Chesil search by Seb Cope
Photo: Seb Cope

Lifesaver Andy swaps the Thames for Lyme Bay...More
Family of four and dog rescued as yacht sinks ...More
















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