Jurassic Coast, England
Categories: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of 96 miles (155 kilometres). Chartered in 2001, the Jurassic coast was the second wholly natural World Heritage Site to be designated in the United Kingdom. Its entire length can be walked on the South West Coast Path. The site was featured on the television programme Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of the South West (of the UK), and in a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Jurassic Coast was named as the fifth-greatest natural wonder in Britain.Arrange to visit Jurassic Coast and other attractions in Dorchester using our Dorchester vacation trip planner.
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I spent a lovely afternoon touring the area! One of the most beautiful costal areas I have ever visited! Not to be missed!
The coast is breathtaking and was well worth our long drive from the Cotswolds. It was truly awe inspiring. There were few tourists when we visited and perfect weather. It was a highlight of our trip ... read more »
Read information about the location and suppose people are coming here to find fossils. There are families with kids, old and young with all sorts of tools trying to find a piece of fossils to bring h... read more »
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