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JURASSIC COAST

JURASSIC COAST
JURASSIC COAST

England’s Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site encompassing 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 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 for free.

Managed by the Jurassic Coast Trust

Region:
Main Historic Period: Prehistory
Useful Website Address: Website of the Jurassic Coast Trust
Tip/Nearby: Towns of Poole, Swanage, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Exmouth.
Primary Management: Other
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