Beautiful place to visit ~ Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter. The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border.
Looking down on to St Ives' harbour / beach towards low tide. Having seen this view a lot it still amazes me that the houses are right on the beach and not much above sea level. The sea to the other side is St Ives Bay and the Atlantic Ocean proper.
Smuggling prospered in Polperro when it was developed as a port in the c. & reached it's zenith in the late c. when Britain's wars w/ America & France hastened high taxation of imported goods. Local fisherman b