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Jurassic Coast

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Address: England
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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Fascinating for rocks and fossils and away from the crowds

Kimmeridge is a fascinating bay with its cliff erosion revelaing so many different layers of time, and fossils galore. Car parking is £5 / day in summer. What's also great is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kimmeridge is a fascinating bay with its cliff erosion revelaing so many different layers of time, and fossils galore. Car parking is £5 / day in summer. What's also great is escaping the crowds of the sandy beaches not far away... so yes, there is no sand here but interesting rocks and rock pools, cliff walks if you want them,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're on the last leg of our walk across Dorset that was brilliantly arranged by Footscape. From the moment that we made contact with them they have helped plan the trip and arrange the logistics that have happened as if by magic. Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Sherpa's! If you have a few days to spare this is truly a trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there with a cruise trip from Poole. It was an amazing day, beautiful view, enchanting places and we stopped at Swanage, which is a very popular village, quite a spectacular place too. Full of shops, cafes, a beautiful pear and port. Walkable, very enjoyable, especially on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (4 ladies ) did a 3-days 2 nights Jurassic Coast road trip with Footscape.co.uk who organised a van with a driver (John) to take us along the coast. They also organised the accommodation and booked the restaurants for us. Everything went very smoothly. The accommodation was great and the recommended restaurants were outstanding. Our itinerary included Corfe Castle, Old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've done a couple of road trips up and down the Jurassic Coast and it's always beautiful. The actual coastline is wonderful. Do the walk from Lullworth Cove to Durdle Door - it's stunning. There are so many beautiful little towns to stay in, but I'd recommend finding a little BnB in Abottsbury.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We recently completed the Jurassic coast walk over a week, great views, a little step in places, with numerous steps up and down, you have been warned. The path has been diverted in places due to cliff falls, and I guess will continue to do so in the coming years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

An amazing walk along the beautiful coast. We stopped the car in West Lulworth village(£5 for 4 h- this is to help maintaining the area) so worth it. Go prepared with lots of water and comfortable shoes and clothing, if you take your dog (as we did) go prepared with extra water and to do lots of stops. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We hiked along this part of the coast for two and a half days and camped two nights. What a gorgeous part of the world this is! We were blessed with beautiful weather for our trip, but lesser weather wouldn't have dampened our spirits. The first day we had a relatively easy day walking from Weymouth to Durdle Dor Campsite.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We had gone on a 'Dorset Day Trips' to this beautiful Jurassic Coast and our guide was one Mr. Daren, indeed a lovely person! He drove us giving a lucid commentary all along the way. Find no words to express here!!! You should visit and get the first hand experience yourself!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to the beach today. It's as thrilling as I remember it as a young child. We had fun looking for fossils, rock climbing and running. The rock formations are extraordinary and the lovely mauve and red colours of them. Of course there's the dinosaur footprints too that you have to look carefully for! I think... More 

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