The Jurassic Coast
A guide to the best places to visit
The 95 mile stretch ‘Jurassic coast’ from Dorset to Devon is famed for its unique geology from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (250 to 65 million years ago!). In 2001, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, standing alongside areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon!
Walking through time on the Jurassic Coast!
The Purbeck coastline is part of a 95 mile stretch known as the ‘Jurassic Coast’ England’s first natural World Heritage site. This truly outstanding coastline offers a unique insight into 185 million years of the Earth’s history where fossils of strange and terrifying creatures have simply tumbled out of the cliffs.
There is plenty to see from the iconic Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door to fossil hunting at Kimmeridge Bay or visiting some amazing fossil collections at the Etches Museum.
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The Etches Collection
A unique, modern museum of amazing fossils – the marine life of Jurassic Dorset. Lean …
Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre
Discover Kimmeridge Beautiful Kimmeridge Bay lies just 7 miles (by road) from Wareham. It sits …
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Lulworth is world famous for its unique geology and landforms. A UNESCO World Heritage Site …
There are numerous natural beaches to explore such as the National Trust’s three miles of golden sandy beaches at Studland Beach and Shell Bay, the beautiful natural beaches of Lulworth and Kimmerige or the traditional seaside beach of Swanage bay.
Read more about the Jurassic Coast ...
Lots more information about the Jurassic Coast can be found on the Jurassic Coast Trust Website, a great resource for those interested in learning more about this stunning area.