Lyme Regis harbour is 23 miles northwest of Portland Bill and 30 miles northeast of Brixham and includes the famous Cobb.
Lyme Harbour has 215 drying moorings plus 25 commercial operations ranging from tripping boats to trawlers with dive charter vessels and self-drive boats. There is currently a waiting list for a private moorings and no vacancies for commercial operations. Information regarding eligibility and management of moorings can be found in the harbour policy, rules and regulations.
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.
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm during the summer season (1 April - 30 September).
Harbour facilities include:
- 20m 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 and visitors are welcome - ask the harbour staff for a shower key
- boat storage
- kayak storage (summer only)
- dry dock
- boat lifter and assistance from harbour vehicle
- pilotage and water taxi (booking required)
- seasonal pontoons
Harbour dues and charges
The harbour dues and charges for 2020-2021 came into effect on 1 April 2020.
See the harbour dues and charges for 2021-2022, which come into effect on 1 April 2021.
Safety and waste management
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