Jurassic Coast - England's First World Heritage Site

Located on the English Channel coast of southern England, the Jurassic Coast is a geological wonder of the world. The 95 mile stunning coastline is England's first World Heritage Site. The Jurassic Coast is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is probably the most famous natural attraction of England.

Previously known as the Dorset and East Devon Coast, the Jurassic Coast stretches from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in East Dorset. The site covers a distance of 155 kilometers (95 miles) and the entire length can be walked on the South West Coast path.

Jurassic Coast is named so because of the fact that the rocks in this coast record extraordinary evidence of 185 million years of Earth's history. The site covers three geological periods: the Triassic, the Jurassic and the Cretaceous. These are showcased in the three rock types found along the coast.

The Jurassic Coast is full of amazing geological features from rolling downs, vertiginous cliffs and weird rock formations to sparkling seas, long stretches of beach and hidden coves. It is widely regarded as the most beautiful coast in the United Kingdom.

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