Candles on the Cobb

28th August 2022

Candles on the Cobb is next due to take place in August 2022. 

The spectacular and profoundly moving event sees thousands of candles light up the iconic Cobb harbour in memory of loved ones.

Founded by friends Phil Street and Mike Higgs, the Cobb was first covered with thousands of tea lights in 2000. Following their decision to stand down in 2015, running of the event was taken on by The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis.

Candles on the Cobb draws huge crowds to the town with onlookers lining the seafront and viewing from Langmoor and Lister Gardens above.

Members of the public are invited to sponsor candles in memory of loved ones with over £140,000 raised for local groups and national charities since the event’s inception.

In addition to lighting the Cobb, the last event held in 2018 saw a giant poppy on the sandy beach illuminated to commemorate the centenary year since the ending of WWI. Despite earlier fears it would not go ahead due to rain and wind, the event proved to be a huge success.



Event location

The Cobb

Lyme Regis