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Holidays in Jurassic Coast

Walk through time along the South Coast’s captivating World Heritage coastline

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West Bay

The unmistakable landscapes of the Jurassic Coast offer an unforgettable holiday experience from pretty towns, rugged headlands, sheltered coves and impressive sea views. This interesting coastline boasts a sensory experience and the chance to explore the history of its majestic formations and beaches, from the iconic arch at Durdle Door to the seas stacks at Ladram Bay.

The South West Coastal Path provides one of the best ways to explore this breath-taking location. From Dorset in East Devon to Studland in Dorset, you’ll experience a spectacular and unique holiday in towns and villages scattered along the shoreline.

The Jurassic Coast encompasses a variety of beautiful towns and villages each offering a fascinating heritage and range of things to do during your stay. Devon’s coastal spots of Branscombe and Beer are delightful villages boasting tranquillity and enchanting views, this location is also home to Devon’s oldest church St Winifred’s dating back over a thousand years. Further along the coast in West Dorset, where you’ll find the charming towns of Bridport and West Bay. Bridport is known for its rope and net making industry and some of the liveliest street markets in the region. The town’s museum offers insight into the history of the area with fascinating exhibitions and it is also home to the partial skeleton of a Pliosaur dinosaur which was discovered at Golden Cap. Neighbouring harbour village of West Bay delights the senses with character cottages, colourful boats bobbing in the waters and two historic piers.

Lulworth Cove

If you’re looking to admire some of the Jurassic Coast’s most iconic sites, a visit to Lulworth is a must. This stunning location showcases Dorset’s diverse and natural beauty and is home to Lulworth Cove, a spectacular pebbled crescent with a backdrop of majestic rock strata. A little further along the coastal path, you’ll discover the awe-inspiring location of Durdle Door. This unmistakable limestone arch is certainly a sight to behold and offers the most outstanding views out to sea.

There are an exciting range of activities, events and attractions to discover on a visit to the Jurassic Coast. The region boasts everything from heritage tours, fossil hunting, museum visits and plenty of activities for people who love the great outdoors. You can also experience the dramatic coastline in a boat trip and either opt for a captivating cruise or enjoy a thrill seeking kayak adventure.

“Admire the outstanding beauty and fascinating history of this distinctive World Heritage Site”

Your furry friends will also love a stay in the area with several dog-friendly beaches including Eype beach, Worbarrow Bay and Lulworth Cove. With a variety of beautifully interesting destinations along the Jurassic coastline, finding the perfect holiday cottage gives you a great base for your adventure. Browse our collections and find an idyllic location for your next break.

While you’re there

Jurassic Skyline

Admire 360 degrees of uninterrupted views in Weymouth’s Jurassic Skyline viewing capsule.

Charmouth Heritage and Coast Centre

Discover the prehistoric treasures of the region with interactive displays and fossil hunting tours.

Durdle Door

Visit this majestic natural landmark and admire stunning views and captivating natural history.

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