In December 2001, 95 miles of East Devon and Dorset coastline were awarded World Heritage Site status, ranking the Jurassic Coast alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world.
Latest News! A Ramblers' poll has revealed that the Jurassic journey along the clifftops from Kimmeridge to Durdle Door has been voted the best walk in Britain! Experience the nation's favourite ramble yourself here.
The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, together with the Lyme Regis Museum and Dinosaurland in Lyme Regis, give advice and run regular guided fossil collecting walks. This is the best and safest way to get started.
If you are planning a visit to the Jurassic Coast make sure you download the guide to West Dorset beaches and coastal activites by right clicking the link above and selecting "save target as".
Why not explore the Dorset Jurassic Coast by boat, an enviable opportunity to view the area's impressive cliff formations and sheltered beaches from the sea.
A pack of leaflets detailing circular walks along the Jurassic Coast have been produced by the National Trust. They include easy-to-follow circular walks of varying length and routes suitable for less able visitors or people with pushchairs.
For more information, please visit our attractions pages, visit the Jurassic Coast website or contact one of our Tourist Information Centres. Why not discover West Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast by following our suggested holiday itineraries?
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