34 Monmouth Beach lies just to the west of the historic Cobb in Lyme Regis.
It is a beautifully finished and stylishly furnished wooden chalet right on the beach.
Enjoy uninterrupted sea views from the generous wooden deck at the front of the chalet and the morning sunrise, if you're up early enough.
Monmouth Beach is a very special place. It is quieter and less crowded than the town beach and is full of amazing fossils, lovely for walks and gentle rock-pooling when the tide is low. It feels a little wilder than other Lyme beaches and seals and dolphins have even been spotted from the beach.
'So many little things made it a great experience. Parking space, we only used the car once over five days. Essential cooking ingredients provided plus tea bags, coffee and milk in the fridge. Adequate kitchen utensils etc even found sandwich boxes for picnics. Comfortable futon. The shower room was great and the flag hung up was a perfect room divider for privacy. The beach was mostly unpopulated, felt like we were on a desert island sometimes. Lyme Regis is beautiful and had everything we needed. Coastal walks picturesque. Sad to go home.'
'Wonderful, quirky place to stay. Compact and bijou and perfectly located right on the beach and a short stroll from the main drag in Lyme Regis. Although small, the chalet has everything you need for a few nights stay with a compact kitchenette area and very functional wet room - the shower is great and the water hot. We stayed for just a couple of nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Our kids loved sleeping in the mezzanine room and we were very cosy and comfortable downstairs on the futon'
'It's right on the beach, close enough to hear surf churning pebbles as you fall sleep. It smells nice, too -- like a Scandinavian forest! The beautiful Undercliff walk starts just across the car park. All that - and a sky thick with stars. If you like the simple things in life, this is the place.'
Lyme itself offers a wonderful range of places to explore for food, drink and things to do; The Town Mill Bakery is a favourite for great breakfasts and coffee and other delights can be found from the Hix Oyster and Fish House, to fish 'n' chips from the Lyme Fish Bar or the Fisherman's Wife near the Cobb and many other great pubs and restaurants in between. Mackerel fishing and boat trips around Lyme Bay can be booked straight from the fishermen in the harbour.
Beautiful walks can be found up through the Undercliff, described atmospherically in John Fowles' writing, or the along the ancient Cobb, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Lyme has lovely bookshops and interesting streets to explore that meander around the town, in places following the River Lym towards the sea. To the east are the long established and inventive Marine Theatre and more fossiling beaches.
Outside of Lyme, Axminster boasts the River Cottage Canteen and nearby the River Cottage HQ and Bridport which offers it's own eclectic and vibrant mix of vintage shops, galleries and market finds.
Charmouth, Eype and Westbay too have their own highlights; beach walks and more food choices, The Watch House at Westbay being a favourite.