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Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis

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Monmouth Beach is a pebble and rock beach stretching approximately 1 mile from Lyme Regis's harbour, the Cobb, to Pinhay Bay,. It is part of the Jurassic Coast, situated below Ware Cliffs, and is constructed of a bay and a cove, Poker's Pool and Chippel Bay.

Monmouth beach is so named because the Duke of Monmouth landed there in 1685 during his attempt to take the crown from King James II. Following the defeat of the Duke of Monmouth, twelve locals were hanged on the beach on the order of the notorious “Hanging Judge” Jeffreys.
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  • Monmouth beach runs to the west of Lyme Regis harbour area. It runs along the cliff and is a great way to see the jurassic coast in all its glory.  more »
  • Love Monmouth beach, it's always interesting to walk along, Ammonite grave yard is amazing. If your into fossils this is a beach to check out. Can also lay on the sand and swim across the reefs  more »
  • The low tide uncovers large flat limestone rocks all along Monmouth Beach (thus called because the Duke of Monmouth landed there during the Civil War, to claim the throne of England...). They are a fa...  more »