Beaches & Activities

With views of the Lyme Bay and a short walk to the beach, you are never far from the sea at Springfield. And children of all ages will love the town with its smattering of beaches, fossil hunting, water activities and other delights.

The sea is the focus of a wide range of sporting activities. Swimming and bathing are top of the list, thanks to an award-winning environmental protection scheme ensuring the waters around the town are clean and safe – a fact that also shouldn’t be lost on windsurfers, water-skiers or sailors. Check out the Sailing Club and Power Boat Club for information about becoming a temporary holiday member.

Angling is another popular option, especially down by the Cobb where you’ll see a bevy of posters advertising deep-sea trips for catching cod, conger, skate, etc. Alternatively, a quiet trip around the bay might suit you better; in which case catching mackerel is a more likely outcome. Beach casting and pier fishing are also popular.

Finish the days with Barbecues in the summer, perhaps with your freshly caught mackerel or locally sourced meats and fish. In the winter the comforts of home cooking and log fires are easily achieved.