If you plan to visit the Jurassic Coast by car, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the best routes available in advance of setting out, as the roads (especially during peak holiday times) do get busy.
From the M5 the East Devon section of the Site is serviced by the A3052 providing access to all Gateway towns from Sidmouth To Lyme Regis. Exmouth is serviced by the A376. The B3178 links Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton. The network of smaller county lanes is ideal for the cyclist, who can also make use of Bridleways. The Coast Path is open to walkers only.
From Lyme Regis the A3052 joins the A35 at Charmouth. This road continues to Bridport. From Bridport the delightful B3157 offers excellent views of the Coast from Devon in the west to Portland in the East.
From Poole the A351 to Wareham feeds into the A352 from which many smaller B roads allow access to the site.
The Jurassic Coast Trust have teamed up with Furleigh Estate in Salwayash in recognition of their close links to the coast. The award-winning winery will donate 10p from every bottle sold of their “Tyrannosaurus Red” towards the Trust’s education and conservation projects.
With the Jurassic Coast filling with visitors for the busy summer season, new deckchairs, windbreaks and beach shelters are appearing on the beach near the Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock in West Dorset.
This two hour session starts up at the Centre with a 20 minute talk from the Centre Warden about the rocks and fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach. The group then heads out onto the beach with the wardens and spend the rest of the session looking for fossils.
Welcome aboard Dorset's Class A tall ship Pelican and enjoy a day sail along the stunning Jurassic Coast. No sailing experience is necessary as you'll be in the capable hands of our professional crew. Join Pelican in Weymouth at 9am and disembark at 5pm. This unique experience costs £125 per person including coffee, a hearty lunch and tea and is suitable for those aged 12-80 years old.