Where is the Jurassic Coast in Devon?
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles (154 km), and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in mid-December 2001.
Why is Devon called the Jurassic Coast?
Why is it called the Jurassic Coast? The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is more popularly known as the ‘Jurassic Coast’. The name comes from the best known of the geological periods found within it, but in fact the site includes rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
How long does it take to do the Jurassic Coast?
To see all our things to do, we’d recommend 3 full days on the coast. Either stay centrally near Dorchester and drive out each day, or split your stay between the Purbeck peninsula in the east and Lyme Regis in the west.
Is the Jurassic Coast in Devon or Dorset?
What is the Jurassic Coast? The Jurassic Coast begins in Exmouth, East Devon, and continues for 95 miles to Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage, Dorset. It is England’s only natural World Heritage Site, and was inscribed by UNESCO in 2001 for the outstanding universal value of its rocks, fossils and landforms.
What is the best part of Jurassic Coast?
The best known feature of the whole Jurassic Coast is the iconic Durdle Door; a giant limestone arch. It has been formed over time and now attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the area each year. The beach can be accessed by some steep steps which meander down from the cliff tops above.
Can you walk the whole Jurassic Coast?
Distance: 95 miles Difficulty: Days vary from Easy to Challenging. This walk takes in the entire Jurassic Coast, England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history.
Do you need a car for Jurassic Coast?
Re: Is it possible to see the Jurassic coast without a car? Yes, but all travel beyond your arrival rail station ( Weymouth, Exmouth or Axminster) is by bus, and much of the coast is explored by walking from a bus stop. So your explorations in a single weekend will be limited.
Where is the Jurassic Coast beach?
It stretches for 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks at Studland Bay in Dorset to Exmouth in East Devon and is a fantastic place to explore the geological features of this dramatic coastline – England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Why is the rock red in Devon?
This colouration is due to iron chemicals only found in deserts. The chemicals were leached out of the overlying desert rocks and it passed down into the Devonian rocks beneath, staining them red.
What is the red rock in Devon coast?
Red Rock Beach is a long sweeping beach running between Dawlish Warren to the north and Dawlish to the south. It gets its name from the distinctive red rock which is most impressive at Langstone Rock. We’ve positioned Red Rock Beach on Google maps.
Where was the Jurassic Coast shot?
An image of the world famous Jurassic Coast, this photo was shot using a telephoto lens. Kimmeridge Bay at dawn, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England. Autumn (November) 2014. Kimmeridge Bay at dawn, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England.
What is the Jurassic Coast?
Explore the multitude of unforgettable places and unique attractions that this World Heritage Site has to offer. What is the Jurassic Coast? The Jurassic Coast is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by incredible geology of global importance. Find out more about what makes it so special.
What is the best place to visit on the Jurassic Coast?
Portland Bill, the famous lighthouse on the Isle of Portland, in the heart of the Jurassic Coast. The golden cliffs of West Bay, West Dorset. Old Harry Rocks, the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
How can you help the Jurassic Coast Trust?
Help the Jurassic Coast Trust to look after the World Heritage Site by becoming a Member, Business Partner or Ambassador.