116. Jurassic Coast

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? 

England, UK

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. 

Worth noting

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.

Studland Beach

Lyme Regis

The Cobb, Lyme Regis