JURASSIC COAST

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JURASSIC COAST

England’s Jurassic Coast encompasses 95 miles of lovely coastline from Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Studland Bay in Dorset. It actually covers three geological time periods - the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous which together make up the Mesozoic Era, from around 250 to 65 million years ago. The area's significant fossil sites and model coastal geomorphologic features have contributed to the study of earth sciences for over 300 years. The coast includes some wonderful geological features, like Durdle Door and Chesil Beach, dramatic views and seaside towns and resorts such as Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Lyme Regis and West Bay. Walk, bathe and hunt for fossils.

Managed by the Jurassic Coast Trust

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Coast between Exmouth and Studland Bay
County
Dorset
Main Historic Period
Prehistory
Tip/Nearby
Towns of Poole, Swanage, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Exmouth.
Primary Management
Other

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