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Phone Number: (+44) 01305 224132
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The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage site and...

The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage site and covers 95 miles from Orcombe point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. It displays 185 million years of the Earth's history. Visitor centres and museums along the coast provide you with the opportunity to go on fossil hunting walks, get up close with fossilied dinosaurs skeletons and learn about the creation of the rocks on this unique stretch of stunning coastline. More information can be found on our website.

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Like walking along a beautiful beach, looking for (and finding)fossils - we found about 12 ammonites in the space of a couple of hours - and just enjoying the wonder of looking up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like walking along a beautiful beach, looking for (and finding)fossils - we found about 12 ammonites in the space of a couple of hours - and just enjoying the wonder of looking up at a cliff face and knowing it presents millennia of life and death. There are walks to go on and a Heritage Centre at Charmouth where you... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Despite the rain, hail and gales, we had lots of fun searching for fossils on the beach near Lyme Regis and Charmouth. We were fortunate that there had been a sliding of the cliff face in the days before we arrived, exposing thousands of ammonite fossils (it made national news and attracted many people despite the weather). Go as the... More 

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4 Thank KatieLM
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

From Swanage to Lyme Bay this is a remarkable piece of coastline. The varied geology forms differing vistas and formations, from the chalk of Old Harry rocks and Seaton to the crumbling shales of Kimmeridge. Deserves its status.

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Thank RobertFGCarter
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Ran a marathon along this coast and the views were tremendous! If not for the 40mph winds it would've been a great day, but still lovely weather for December.

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Thank lexcoups
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I visited in the Fall and had a warm drink on the beach.They say to keep an eye out for fossils! Great photo taking opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A must see! If you go for a tour by boat, you can see the most wonderful things! Not only things from the Jurassic times, but also more recently, at Old Harry Rocks, you can see bullet holes peppered from aeroplanes in WW2!

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Thank Suzie T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Wow. It doesn't get more stunning than this beautiful coastal area. We struck luck as it was a gorgeous day which does justice to this prehistoric looking coastline. Ended up spending the day driving and walking to get to some of the best views imaginable. Got some nice pictures that belong on a canvas. Highly recommended.

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Thank Avin N
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We have visited this stunning coastal area on lots of visits to Dorset & South Devon and never get tired of the superb walks and superb coastal scenery along the entire coastal route and the forever changing geology as you travel from East to West.There are many tourist hotspots along the way, like Old Harry Rocks .Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door,West... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Love all the sea and stones and fossils but paying £5 per parking session was over the top. Some had pay by the hour but most were for the day. We only pop in and have a short wander so we missed some beaches due to cost.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Another must the views and the sea you will not want to leave. Such excellent walks relax take a picnic and you will think you are in a different country.

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