The Official Jurassic Coast Website

The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Covering 95 miles of  coastline from East Devon to Dorset, displaying 185 million years of the Earth's history.

World Heritage status was acheived because the Jurassic Coast provides a unique insight into Earth Sciences. It shows 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).

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The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site

 
 
 
 
  • Triassic250-200 million years old
  • Jurassic200-145 million years old
  • Cretaceous145-65 million years old

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site covers 3 geological time periods; the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. These are showcased in the 3 rock types found along the coast.