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Jurassic Coast

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Jurassic Coast

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Durdle Door, to the west of Lulworth Cove on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

The Jurassic Coast [2] is the popular (and now official) name given to a 95 mile (155 km) long stretch of coastline in southern England, incorporating parts of the east Devon and Dorset coasts.

The Jurassic Coast was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 2001 [3] 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.



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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.


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The attractions of the Jurassic Coast are many. Not to be missed, however, are:

  • Lulworth Cove at Lulworth
  • Durdle Door, within easy hiking / kayaking distance west of Lulworth


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