The Jurassic coastline stretches across 95 miles of southwest Britain from the languid sandy bays of Swanage and the striking rock formations of Old Harry’s Rock in the east, to the red sandstone cliffs of Ladram Bay and Exmouth — the gateway to the Jurassic Coast in the west. Of course, what makes it all so special is the history that’s been carved into every layer of stone. Here, while walking across sandy beaches and through charming villages, it’s possible to view almost 200 million years of geological to and fro, as well as medieval castles, charming lighthouses, steam trains and even an abandoned village.
At the heart of it all is quaint Lyme Regis, known for its pastel terraces and idyllic seaside location with access to various walks along the Dorset and Devon border. One of the Jurassic Coast’s most recognisable sights though is the Durdle Door that juts out into the sea forming a giant limestone arch — best viewed from down in the bay. While at the eastern extremes of the coastline, the picturesque beauty of Old Harry’s Rock’s is best viewed from high above, but carefully traverse along the coast and to the top of the cliffs and you’ll see one of England’s most stunning landscapes, with turquoise blue waters surrounding towering white megaliths, and a patchwork of countryside stretching back as far as the eye can see.