“Each gateway to the coast introduces a new story, exciting discoveries and a different perspective on time. This section highlights, from west to east, the unfolding interests in the ‘Walk through Time’. Tread softly…… Breathe deeply…..” (via)
The Jurassic Coast is located on the English Channel coast of southern England and it stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage. Due to its great geological resources and about 180 million years of history, the Jurassic Coast was the second wholly-natural World Heritage Site to be designated in the United Kingdom. Consisting of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous cliffs, spanning the Mesozoic Era, the site is represented by many unusual landforms, including an natural arch at Durdle Door, the cove and limestone folding at Lulworth Cove, images that wear the memory of a lost world.
Visiting the Coast
The area is extremely well served by its towns and villages where you can find good accommodation, museums about dinosaurs and visitor centers. The nearest cities are Exeter, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch which provide more facilities for the tourists, including tours to the main sites or education and learning sessions about Jurassic Coast. More about how you can get there and other useful information, click here.