There are more than a few reasons to book a Jurassic Coast holiday in 2018! From some of the country’s most stunning blue flag beaches to amazing local produce, the Jurassic Coast really does have something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re considering a romantic holiday for two or a big family getaway, the Jurassic Coast is definitely a destination to tick off the bucket list! Here are just a few reasons why you should book a holiday here in 2018:
1. Beaches, beaches, beaches
It’s been widely agreed that the south coast of England has the country’s best beaches. The sandy stretches of brilliant pale sand and iconic rocky landmarks are recognisable worldwide. Blue Flag awards rain down annually for their cleanliness. Our beaches are packed with history and lined with beach huts, making for the perfect UK seaside holiday.
The stunning coastline that runs from Old Harry Rocks in Studland to Lyme Regis is hugely varied. You’ll see white cliffs, golden cliffs and crisp layers of rock. Sand, shingle and pebble. Sand dunes and dramatic cliffs. You can create your own beach holiday tailored to your favourite features!
2. Ride the Jurassic Coaster bus
Public transport links from London are now better than ever before. Trains take you from Waterloo to your destination in about 3 hours. With regular buses servicing major coastal towns, a Jurassic Coast holiday will give you the perfect getaway that couldn’t feel more different from the rush of the big city. The Jurassic Coaster runs from Poole all the way to Exeter and boasts the best top-deck views of any bus route!
3. Walk with dinosaurs
Well, maybe not with them, but where they once walked, swam, and flew. The pebble and shingle beaches along the Jurassic Coast entice you to take a giant leap back in time. Visit the Fossil Forest at Lulworth Cove to get your imagination running wild. The Isle of Purbeck is one of the best spots for fossil hunting, surfing and sunsets in the area. Plus, you’re very likely to step on a fossilised ammonite at Kimmeridge! Experience the wonder of standing on ‘the flats’, a shelf of hard rock leading out into the bay – plenty of scope for ‘walking on water’ photos! While you’re there, the Etches Collection in Kimmeridge is Britain’s finest fossil museum, with much of what’s on show found in the area. You can even arrange a guided walk with Mr Steve Etches MBE himself.
4. The gorgeous towns and villages lining the Jurassic Coast
Each with its own story to tell, and plenty of quaint thatched cottages lining pretty streets, the villages along the Jurassic Coast are full of character. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path from your doorstep. You’ll find plenty of holiday cottages awaiting your arrival, so you can even feel like a local for a week or so. Even the towns, whether Victorian, Edwardian, or Roman, are lively with every amusement you could dream of.
5. The people who live along the Jurassic Coast love it too
So many Dorset natives have turned their passion for the area into thriving businesses, meaning you can get the very best out of your holiday too. On your Jurassic Coast holiday, take the opportunity to go coasteering on the Jurassic cliffs, guided by local experts. Go horse riding on sandy beaches at Studland. Taste local produce in delis and restaurants. Or why not stop by a gallery or artist’s studio to pick up a unique souvenir? Best of all, stay a while in well-loved Dorset homes, which their owners take great pride in providing for guests.
Cally Strowbridge, Dorset Cottage Holidays, proud to be a Jurassic Coast Business Partner