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.

The Coast

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.

Durdle Door
West Bay Cliffs
West Bay Cliffs

The golden cliffs at West Bay raise 50 feet from the peeble beach.

Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove

A beautiful crescent shaped secluded cove, superb for a day out chilling on the beach.

Lulworth Cove
West Bay houses
Old Harry Rocks
Old Harry Rocks

At the most eastern point of the Jurassic Coast are Old Harry Rocks, three chalk formations which includes a chalk stack and a stump.

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle

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.

Jurassic Coast

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.

Fossil rock
Lulworth Coast

Highlights we experienced

Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

Durdle Door

Lulworth coastal walk

Corfe Castle

Lyme Regis

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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