What is the Jurassic Coast?
The Jurassic Coast stretches along the south coast of England, from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles. It is a World Heritage Site.
What is the Jurassic Coast like?
It would take a long time to get bored by the Jurassic Coast - it's 96 miles packed with seaside towns, natural wonders, beaches, museums and more. You can walk/cycle it in one go or break it up into chunks and do pieces at a time.
Where is the Jurassic Coast?
When did we go?
October 2008 and May 2015
How did we get to the Jurassic Coast?
We visited a few places along the Jurassic Coast. Our first visit was to Lyme Regis, a beautiful seaside town that should not be missed. We went by train and stayed overnight. Then in 2015 we visited several National Trust places in Dorset and stayed at a hotel near Studland Bay.
As the name suggests, the Jurassic Coast is a fossil hunter's paradise. Mary Anning, the famous fossil finder, lived in Lyme Regis and is buried in a churchyard there.
Where was the Jurassic Coast on the 2015 Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List?
It was a new entry in 2020.
Does the Jurassic Coast deserve its place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Top 500?
I'm surprised it's so high on the list, but it deserves a place.