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The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Welcome to the official Jurassic Coast website.

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

World Heritage status was achieved because of the site's unique insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

World Heritage Sites are places of ‘outstanding universal value’ selected by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).

News
  • Dorset Crocodile Named After Rudyard Kipling

    The superbly preserved 130 million year old Swanage crocodile skull, discovered in 2009, has just been described as a species new to science.

    Dorset Crocodile Named After Rudyard Kipling - Read more

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