Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week 2018

Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week 4th – 12th August 2018

The Pearl of Dorset is throwing a week long party and you’re all invited.


Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival will soon be upon us and this year promises to be an even bigger bundle of family fun in celebration of its 70th year.

Expect a packed schedule right from the get-go on both land and water with roaring powerboat rides and Tano Taiko drummers helping to open this grand old affair on the Dorset coast.

From then on in there will be *deep breath* beach sports, water polo, a family dog show, the Longmoor Gardens torchlight procession, gospel and rock choir singing, scavenger hunts, a quiz night, a shopfront odd object competition and town trail, candles on the river at Jericho Bridge, a junior town crier competition, pavement art, Lego building challenges, taekwondo displays, open air cinema at Lister Gardens, a town band performance at Marine Parade Shelters, fossil polishing, egg catching, bear boat racing, a well-being tent, fishing boat rides, a teddy bears’ picnic and parachute jump, a sizzling barbecue, a dazzling firework display on The Cobb, summer fete games, recycled sea monsters, more live music, a family disco at the Marine Theatre, a samba band, a grand carnival procession, Newfoundland rescue dog demonstrations, a duck race from Windsor Terrace, all this and more…and that’s not forgetting the seven days of sailing events!

For more information, visit the Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival website where you can download a programme with a full list of all this year’s events.

“We hope that you will be able to enjoy the familiar and some new events during the week as a family in our lovely town and at the same time raise money for our local good causes” – The Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Committee

“As proud supporters, all at Toad Hall Cottages would like to wish everyone a fantastic Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week, and some hearty congratulations on reaching your 70th year in style.”

Discover our long and lovely list of holiday cottages in Lyme Regis, the Pearl of Dorset…

Buckfield Penthouse is a luxurious holiday apartment in the heart of Lyme Regis with stunning sea views at every turn.

‘We had a brilliant week, the accommodation was first-class and the view was amazing, will be back, Lyme was very relaxing’

‘Had a wonderful stay with fantastic views from the balconies’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The Lodge is a beautiful barn conversion, one of three holiday properties on the same idyllic site that are dog-friendly and have a delightful rustic charm.

‘Excellent venue for dogs. The accommodation was excellent. Easy to access and well placed to visit other resorts’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The owner and property were very welcoming, and the lodge was very comfortable in a stunning location. Just what we needed. It was in an ideal setting for our visit and we are happy to recommend it’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Are you looking for an exclusive getaway in Lyme Regis for a large family get-together or a gathering of friends? If so, then look no further than The Coach House combined with Stable Cottage which sleeps up to 15 guests and offers unrivalled style and comfort.

‘The Coach House was very suitable for our family of ten and we enjoyed ourselves enormously’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Lovely comfortable cottage. Beautifully presented’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

All our Lyme Regis holiday properties are within easy walking distance of the historic town centre where you’ll find artisan and curiosity shops, delicatessens, boutiques, galleries, tearooms, cafés, bistros, restaurants and traditional sea town pubs.

Lyme Regis Factoid…The harbour wall known as ‘The Cobb’ features in John Fowles’ classic novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and also, in the 1981 Academy Award winning film adaption starring Meryl Streep.