Lyme Bay

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Lyme Bay is an area of the English Channel situated in the southwest of England between Start Bay in the west and Portland in the east.wikipedia
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English Channel

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Lyme Bay is an area of the English Channel situated in the southwest of England between Start Bay in the west and Portland in the east.
The Strait of Dover (French: Pas de Calais), at the Channel's eastern end, is its narrowest point, while its widest point lies between Lyme Bay and the Gulf of Saint Malo, near its midpoint.

Devon

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The counties of Devon and Dorset front onto the bay.
Later, the area began to experience Saxon incursions from the east around 600 AD, firstly as small bands of settlers along the coasts of Lyme Bay and southern estuaries and later as more organised bands pushing in from the east.

Lyme Bay canoeing tragedy

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On 22 March 1993, four schoolchildren died in what is known as the Lyme Bay kayaking tragedy.
The Lyme Bay kayaking tragedy was an incident that led to the death of four teenagers on a sea kayaking trip in the Lyme Bay area on the south coast of England.

Exercise Tiger

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Lyme Bay was the site of Exercise Tiger, a practice run for the D-Day invasion of France in 1944, using the beach called Slapton Sands near Slapton, Devon as the practice landing area.
Two destroyers, three Motor Torpedo Boats and two Motor Gun Boats patrolled the entrance to Lyme Bay and Motor Torpedo Boats watched the Cherbourg area where German E-boats were based.

Beer, Devon

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The village faces Lyme Bay and is a little over 1 mi west of the town of Seaton.

Branscombe

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It is located within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Lyme Bay.

Charmouth

Charmouth, Dorset
Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were in the area surrounding Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
Charmouth is a coastal village which overlooks Lyme Bay and is part of the Jurassic Coast.

Seaton, Devon

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It faces onto Lyme Bay and is on the Dorset and East Devon Coast Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Lyme Regis

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Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were in the area surrounding Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Rivers that flow into Lyme Bay include the Exe, Otter, Teign, Sid and Axe in Devon, and the Lim, Char, Brit and Bride in Dorset.
Styled "The Pearl of Dorset", it lies at Lyme Bay on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border.

River Otter, Devon

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Rivers that flow into Lyme Bay include the Exe, Otter, Teign, Sid and Axe in Devon, and the Lim, Char, Brit and Bride in Dorset.
The River Otter rises in the Blackdown Hills just inside the county of Somerset, England near Otterford, then flows south for some 32 km through East Devon to the English Channel at the western end of Lyme Bay, part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Eunicella verrucosa

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Marine life includes the Devon cup coral (Caryophyllia smithii) and rare pink sea fan (Eunicella verrucosa).
The growth rate of colonies varies; in Lyme Bay in southern Britain, some colonies grew by 6 cm in one year while in another year, did not grow at all.

River Axe (Lyme Bay)

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Rivers that flow into Lyme Bay include the Exe, Otter, Teign, Sid and Axe in Devon, and the Lim, Char, Brit and Bride in Dorset.
It rises near Beaminster in Dorset, flows west then south by Axminster and joins the English Channel at Axmouth near Seaton in Lyme Bay.

RFA Lyme Bay (L3007)

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A ship commissioned in 2007 for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary carries the name of the area, RFA Lyme Bay.

River Brit

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Rivers that flow into Lyme Bay include the Exe, Otter, Teign, Sid and Axe in Devon, and the Lim, Char, Brit and Bride in Dorset.
South of Bridport, it reaches Lyme Bay on the English Channel coast, at West Bay.

River Exe

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Rivers that flow into Lyme Bay include the Exe, Otter, Teign, Sid and Axe in Devon, and the Lim, Char, Brit and Bride in Dorset.

Start Bay

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Lyme Bay is an area of the English Channel situated in the southwest of England between Start Bay in the west and Portland in the east.

Isle of Portland

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Lyme Bay is an area of the English Channel situated in the southwest of England between Start Bay in the west and Portland in the east.

Dorset

DorsetshireDorset, EnglandCounty of Dorset
The counties of Devon and Dorset front onto the bay.

World Heritage Site

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The area around Lyme Bay is part of a World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, which is also known as the Jurassic Coast, named for its Jurassic geology.

Jurassic Coast

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The area around Lyme Bay is part of a World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, which is also known as the Jurassic Coast, named for its Jurassic geology.

Jurassic

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The area around Lyme Bay is part of a World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, which is also known as the Jurassic Coast, named for its Jurassic geology.

Geology

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The area around Lyme Bay is part of a World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, which is also known as the Jurassic Coast, named for its Jurassic geology.

Dinosaur

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Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were in the area surrounding Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Prehistory

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Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were in the area surrounding Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Reptile

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Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were in the area surrounding Lyme Regis and Charmouth.