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Jurassic Coast

A 95-mile stretch of coast spanning Devon and Dorset that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an important geological history.

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site spanning the southern coast of England from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset. Renowned for its extraordinary geological significance, it showcases an extensive sequence of rock formations, cliffs, and landscapes that span approximately 185 million years of Earth’s history. The name “Jurassic Coast” stems from its rich collection of fossils and rock layers from the Jurassic period and other epochs. This coastal marvel offers a remarkable window into the past, revealing the evolution of ancient environments, marine life, and geological processes. With stunning vistas, iconic landmarks, and opportunities for exploration, the Jurassic Coast beckons nature enthusiasts, geologists, and curious travelers to engage with its captivating natural heritage and unravel the mysteries of deep time.

Getting there

Getting to the Jurassic Coast from Great Houndbeare Farm involves a drive of several hours, but it offers the opportunity to explore this stunning coastal region. The Jurassic Coast spans a significant distance, so the exact destination along the coast will depend on where you’d like to visit. Some popular spots along the Jurassic Coast include Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Lulworth Cove, and Durdle Door. It’s important to plan your route using a GPS navigation system or map app to ensure you reach your desired destination and make the most of your visit to the Jurassic Coast. Additionally, be mindful of traffic conditions and road closures, especially during peak travel times.

What to pack

When visiting the Jurassic Coast, it’s important to be prepared for varying weather conditions and outdoor activities.

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