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“Stunning coast” 5 of 5 stars
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Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
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Ranked #166 of 245 attractions in Dorset
Type: Geologic Formations, Trails, Scenic Drives
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Stunning coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Truly beautiful and not that far away, the Jurrassic coast has everything I'd want. Stunning 360 degree views, fabulous walks on coast and countryside, fascinating geological history with real fossils, Iron age forts, hedges full of butterflies, great cream teas.

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“Worthy for anyone who loves nature and seascapes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

One of the best viewpoints is located at the Old Harry Rocks, some miles north of Swanage near Studland. The road to reach it is a little bit hidden but just ask and you finally find a spacious parking lot where you pay something and you leave your car for at least 1 hour. This is the time that you need to reach the Old Harry and to come back. The trail is almost flat but pay attention when you arrive at the end because the cliffs are very steep and is very easy to fall down. It is very sad to see many crosses remembering the fallen persons. So please use caution. When you arrive at Old Harry just go ahed to the other rocks because you can have another view of the cost that is impressive and is similar to the 12 apostles in Australia.

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“Amazing, Wonderful, Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

An amazing part of the world, the South West of Britain is a gem; it feels like a complete change of pace, culture all for the better. Me and my Partner travelled down from Bedford for a Week and are planning a return trip as soon as possible. We’re both keen walkers and both the Coastline and inland footpaths are beautiful, The Jurassic coast between Old Harry rocks and Portland is spectacular, we spent a day walking – hard work due to the constant dips and rises, and then looked around for some more ‘adventurous’ activities. There are several company offering sea kayaking, climbing etc as we were a little short of time we went for coasteering which allowed us to be both in and out of the water and really explore the caves and features that help this area become England's first natural World Heritage Site. BREATH TAKING! We went with a company called Land and Wave who after putting us in Wetsuit, life jackets and helmets got us in the water, scrambling over rocks, jumping off ledges and playing in the swell, at one point we went through a horse shoe shaped cave that must have gone 20 meters into the cliff – something we never would have seen from the cliff top. The pubs as always were wonderful, the Square and compass was welcoming if very crowded the only bad point being some food we tried to enjoy at the Bankes arms in Studland, everything tasted like chip fat, even my girlfriends salad, might just have been an off day as it was very busy.
All in all a wonderful trip and one that I’d very much recommend, maybe in September when it’s a bit quieter.

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