The Jurassic coast is a 95 mile stretch of rugged coastline, and parts of it date back an amazing 185million years. Exmouth in East Devon is the western gateway to the World Heritage Coastline, and its landscape is largely untouched. Does anyone if your family love to explore, or happen to love all things to do with dinosaurs? The beaches in and around Exmouth still make fascinating walks for fossil hunters, and the cliffs that surround them tell the story of human evolution.
The Jurassic Coast is England’s first ever UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s one of the world’s most significant stretches of coastline. Stuart Line Cruises offer boat trips along the cliff edges so that you don’t miss any of the formations, but it’s just as fun to walk the area too.
Stand in front of the cliffs and try to imagine back 250 million years ago when whole continents were covered by large deserts and East Devon’s striking red cliffs were formed. The area has been the site of many a fossil discovery for more than two centuries, and even today lucky hunters find priceless pieces from time to time. The Exmouth coastline is one of Devon’s most exciting places for a beachside walk, after all, where else have you got a chance of making a dinosaur discovery?!
The Jurassic Coast starts at Orcombe Point in Exmouth and runs right to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.