“The World Heritage Site is an extremely prestigious but well earned distinction for the Jurassic Coast. It is indeed of worldwide importance and a place of great fascination to anyone interested in the history of life on this planet”.

 Sir David Attenborough OM CH FRS

Durdle Door, Purbeck, Jurassic Coast

Durdle Door, Purbeck, Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast

As England’s only natural World Heritage Site, it is one of Britain’s most beloved travel destinations, as featured in The Telegraph, The Guardian, and BBC’s Countryfile, among countless others. It is also home to a set of thriving communities as diverse as the landscapes which cover its 95 miles.  This website has a wealth of information to find out more about the reasons why the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site, and much more, but if you can’t find what you need, please contact us using the details below.


The Jurassic Coast Trust

The Jurassic Coast Trust is the independent charity responsible for managing the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.  Find out more About Us.

Our Vision is that everyone loves, understands and values the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Our Mission is to enable everyone to have the best possible experience of the Jurassic Coast, whether they want to learn, enjoy, work or study.

To achieve our Vision and Mission, we work towards four key Aims:

An experienced and expert team: Our track record goes back to 2001 when the World Heritage Team was established by Dorset and Devon County Councils, and hosted by Dorset.  Some of the Trust staff have worked with the council team, and the current staff that you see on our contact page have more than 50 years combined experience in aspects of World Heritage Site management.

Award-winning: In 2016 The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team and Trust was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s Geographical Award for “outstanding collaborative work to foster student and wider public engagement with the Jurassic coastline”. This is one of a number of accolades that have been given to the Coast, its founders and Team over the last 20 years.

Locally focused: In addition to meeting the obligations of UNESCO, the Jurassic Coast Trust has always tried to maximise the benefits to the local population of this incredible global designation. A study commissioned by Dorset County Councils working with the Team and Trust showed that World Heritage Status has led to an economic gain of up to £111m GVA per year and the creation of up to 2,000 jobs.  Download the report here.

Nationally leading: Over the past 20 years, the Jurassic Coast has led the way nationally in respect of World Heritage Site management, in areas such as Sustainable Tourism, joint marketing with other World Heritage Sites, and national education programmes for World Heritage.

The recent transition of Site Management from the County Councils to the Jurassic Coast Trust has been generously supported in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Contact Us

Online: www.jurassiccoast.org
Email: info@jurassiccoast.org
Phone: 01308 807000
Office: Jurassic Coast Trust HQ, Mountfield, Bridport, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, DT6 3JP (Google Maps link)

Facebook /JurassicCoast
Twitter: @jurassic_coast
Instagram: @jurassiccoastofficial

For queries regarding conservation and heritage, please contact Sam Scriven: sam.scriven@jurassiccoast.org

For queries regarding business development and fundraising, please contact Guy Kerr: guy.kerr@jurassiccoast.org

For queries regarding management of the Trust, please contact Lucy Culkin: lucy.culkin@jurassiccoast.org

For queries regarding the Jurassic Coast Collection, please contact Chris Reedman: chris.reedman@jurassiccoast.org

For general enquiries, please contact: info@jurassiccoast.org

Jurassic Coast Trust Staff  – Full Contact Details

Jurassic Coast Trust Logos and photos


This high-resolution logo is available for press use, but please advise us when you chose to do so.  Royalty-free images of the Jurassic Coast can be downloaded from flickr here; please cite copyright Jurassic Coast Trust.