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Exploring the Jurassic Coast

Updated: May 15, 2021

The stunning Jurassic Coast begins at Orcombe Point in Devon and continues for 95 miles to Old Harry Rocks, Dorset.

The Coast is England’s only natural World Heritage Site, and the Geology is incredible as it spans THREE time Periods -the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous, therefore its rocks, fossils and landforms are valued worldwide.

Not only does the coast offer majestic and scenic sailing opportunity, but also many stupendously beautiful walks and quite a few dog friendly beaches for you to explore.

Natural features on this stretch include arches, pinnacles and stack rocks. In some places the sea has broken through the rock and sculpted secluded coves – one of which is Lulworth Cove.

The area around Lulworth is a “fossil forest”, and 71 different rock strata have been identified there - each with its own species of ammonite. The fossil collector Mary Anning lived in nearby Lyme Regis and her discoveries of marine reptiles and other prehistoric creatures are displayed at the Dinosaur museum in Dorchester. This means the area is perfect for fossil hunting with the kids (The first complete Ichthyosaur skeleton was discovered here).

The Jurassic Coast is a must for all to visit by land or sea.



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