Lyme Regis Marine Centre, home to the Boat Building Academy, also houses living accommodation for twelve students. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and reasonably priced, enabling people to live and work on Monmouth Beach for the duration of their course.


The accommodation is made up of twelve single study bedrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room/sitting room with wood-burning stove, shared bath and shower rooms, and a further sitting room.  In the evening the dining room is a sociable place where groups cook and sit down for dinner together.

The communal areas of the accommodation are looked after by Wendy, our housekeeper. Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms (although clean bed linen is provided) and washing up.  Home-cooked breakfast and lunch are available at a minimal cost on weekdays, but residents cook for themselves in the evening.  There are coin-operated washing machines, a tumble drier, iron and ironing board and each resident is given fridge and larder space. There is wireless broadband access in most parts of the building.

Rooms are reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as people book their place on a course. We do our best to give priority to students on the 40 week boat building course. Should the accommodation be full, the Academy has a warm relationship with people in the town who offer our students accommodation ranging from a room in their house to shared or single occupancy flats and houses at reasonable rates. We are very happy to help you find a suitable place to stay, whether it is for one night or 40 weeks.  There are also a wide range of bed and breakfasts and hotels in Lyme if you would prefer not to self cater.

For more information and prices please see our Prospectus.

Accommodation at the Boat Building Academy