Below are a few photos of our time in Dorest
The world famous Jurassic Coast
The Dorest coast in England has become famous for being the Jurassic Coast, which starts in Exmouth, East Devon and finishes at Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, Dorset.
In 2001, the Jurassic Coast was given UNESCO status for fossils and rock formations. It is also England’s only natural World Heritage Site.
The Jurassic Coast showcases three geological time Periods called the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. These three time periods of Earth’s history are collectively known as the Mesozoic Era, which date from around 250 to 65 million years ago. The rocks along the coast give an almost complete record of that era.
The Lulworth Estate has some of the most amazing coastal scenery along the Jurassic Coast. Here you can see the famous Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, and a beautiful crescent shaped cove.
There are plenty of other great places to visit in Dorset including Corfe Castle, Lyme Regis and Weymouth.
The golden cliffs at West Bay raise 50 feet from the peeble beach.
A beautiful crescent shaped secluded cove, superb for a day out chilling on the beach.
At the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast are Old Harry Rocks, three chalk formations which includes a chalk stack and a stump.
The ruin of Corfe Castle stands over the village of the same name.
Built by William The Conqueror in the 11th century, this medieval castle was constructed from stone.
In the 16th Century, Elizabeth 1st sold the castle to Sir Christopher Hatton, ending the Crown’s rule of the castle.
The castle is a grade 1 listed building and a scheduled monument of national importance. It is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.
The Jurassic Coast in Dorest is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
It stretches for about 96 miles along the coast and is a mecca for fossil hunters. The best places to find a fossil is along the beaches at Lyme Regis or Charnmouth.
If you don’t find one on the beach, there are shops selling fossils.
Highlights we experienced
Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast
Lulworth coastal walk
Hive Beach and West Bay
Be mindful of…
The Lulworth Coastal walk can be busy. Make sure you have suitable walking shoes and clothing.
You maybe lucky and find a fossil.
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