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The World heritage site of the Jurassic Coast

Despite Dorset’s many and great delights, in this post we discover Dorset’s Jurassic Coastal area. The Jurassic Coast stretches nearly 100 miles along the english channel it is full of beach coves and rock formations made of exposed layers of earth from ancient eras that spent a hundred eighty million years here. Fossils are found from species long-extinct.

There are many attractions along the Jurassic Coast, Durdle door is a limestone rock formation that juts out into the water forming an arch that looks much like a dinosaur or dragon leaning over for a drink of water. There are lively little towns with street markets, adorable cafes with boutique hotels like the bull hotel with their lovely restaurant.

Around town are relics of times past as far as small towns go, but it seems like the real place where people from London go to escape the city destination so that's really exciting in a 10-minute drive away here is this beautiful scene along the Jurassic coast. and for a convenient bite to eat at the beach there is the hive beach café, a favorite of locals for breakfast and any meal.

Lyme Regis is a quaint little town that really comes alive on weekends, when the weather is nice you can walk to the beach and explore the interesting coastline. Visiting here makes you feel completely immersed in English life in the country, the Jurassic coast is a fun place to visit because you get a mixed life, beautiful natural landscapes and small-town living.

The view from Golden Cap is superb. Westward you have Lyme, the white cliffs of Beer and the red cliffs of Seaton; eastward, the orange cliffs of Burton Bradstock, and the grand sweep of Chesil Beach fading into the grey nose of Portland Bill.

There are only two ways of seeing Dorset’s Jurassic coast properly: on foot along the South West Coast Path, or from the sea on one of the several cruises.

The standout piece in Dorset’s repertoire of walks is the South West Coast Path, which combines heritage, flora, fauna, and spectacular coastal scenery. The UK’s longest national trail, 630 miles long from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset’s east, tracing the coastlines of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset on the way. The section in Dorset is 86 miles. The path is easy to find and is waymarked by an acorn symbol.

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