The Jurassic Coast was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 2001  on account of its importance to geology, palaeontology and the sheer beauty of it's landscape. The area attracts hundreds of thousands of fossil hunters, hikers, campers and beach-goers each year.
Many of the earliest recognised scientific dinosaur discoveries were made along the Jurassic Coast in the early 19th century, promoting the rise of the science of palaeontology.
The attractions of the Jurassic Coast are many. Not to be missed, however, are: