Monmouth Beach in Winter

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Monmouth Beach in Winter - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama shows the famous Cobb, Monmouth Beach, and Lyme Regis harbour after a snowfall. The beach is named after The Duke of Monmouth, who landed there with his troops in 1865, having sailed from the Netherlands. It is now a favourite area for fossil hunters, and has many fine examples of giant ammonites, too big to be carried away.
Visitors also come to see this harbour wall, known as The Cobb, which featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and also the television production of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'

Monmouth Beach in Winter - FURTHER INFORMATION

Monmouth Beach in Winter - Lyme Regis visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Monmouth Beach in Winter' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.

Monmouth Beach is in Lyme Regis in Dorset. The beach is only exposed at low tide. As mentioned above, the Duke of Monmouth landed here in 1685 in an attempt to take the crown from King James II. He was defeated, and 12 locals were hanged here by 'Hanging Judge' Jeffries.

The beach runs for about 1km west from the Cobb and harbour of Lyme Regis, towards the cliffs of Devonshire Head towards Seven Rock Point. It is lined with beach huts and holiday chalets. Next to it is a bowling green and a car park. Part of the Jurassic Coast, the beach is rich in fossils, especially ammonites, which can be of a very large size. Recent rockfalls on other parts of the coast often draw large numbers of fossil hunters.


Bus: The Cobb
Car: Parking at the council car park off Cobb Road. Lyme Regis is on the A3052 30 miles west of Weymouth and 11 miles east of Beer

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