Top 10 Romantic Ideas for a Jurassic Fantastic Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day coming up this Thursday, here’s our team’s top 10 romantic ideas, featuring our favourite places, activities and products from across the Jurassic Coast.

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    Durdle Door

    Visit one of our coast’s “Wow Places”

The Jurassic Coast has no shortage of “Wow”-inducing spots – it’s a natural World Heritage Site (the only one in England) after all!

Should you be in need of a romantic backdrop for a Valentine’s evening stroll, we can highly recommend perusing our website’s Highlights page, which features 18 of the coast’s most delightful spots, from Durdle Door (right) to Sidmouth (below) to Old Harry Rocks.

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Sidmouth and Peak Hill from the sea ©


  1. Take a romantic stroll through West Bay

As featured in our recent video (see below), the charming coastal settlement of West Bay makes the perfect location for a romantic amble, whiling away the hours whilst taking in the spectacular scenery and wide selection of local eateries.

Why not pick up a Purbeck Ice Cream Dig-A-Saurus from Sammii G’s café, and take a stroll out to the end of West Bay pier? It’s one of the absolute best locations on the coast from which to observe our World Heritage Site’s spectacular geology – and its golden cliffs make a brilliant backdrop for a Valentine’s selfie.

Jurassic January at West Bay

Happy New Year and welcome to #JurassicJanuary !To start the new year, we will be focusing on places and communities along the Jurassic Coast and highlighting how they contribute to the wider economic environment. If you are a local business and want to find out more about #JurassicJanuary or are interested in becoming a Jurassic Coast Trust Business Partner please contact us at guy.kerr@jurassiccoast.orgToday we are starting with West Bay; Anjana will tell you all about the must-see places to visit and local businesses which support this small fishing town, famous for its golden cliffs and fish and chips!Purbeck Ice Cream West Bay Discovery Centre

Posted by Jurassic Coast Trust on Thursday, 3 January 2019



  1.  Share your love with Jurassic Coast Trust Joint Membership

If you’re in need of a special gift for Thursday, why not join the Jurassic Coast Trust as a Joint Member for 12 months, and give your loved one something special whilst helping to protect our beautiful coastline?

We’ll be offering a range of guided walks and expert talks for our Members throughout the year, so it’s bound to be a gift that keeps on giving! We can even send you your ammonite badge in your partner’s favourite colour (so long as it’s blue, green, pink, red or purple of course :-) ).


  1. ocean rocks heart t-shirtPick up a heart-themed t-shirt from OCEANROCKS

Dorset-based OCEANROCKS are a Jurassic Coast Business Partner, and purveyor of fine quality coast-themed t-shirts.

This “Heart of Stones” design would make a lovely Valentine’s gift for the Jurassic Coast fan in your life.



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    Lower Keats Glamping near Axminster, East Devon.

    Book a romantic retreat on the Jurassic Coast with one of our partners

The Jurassic Coast Trust is blessed to be supported by a superb cohort of accommodation providers, all of whom are featured on our Where to Stay page.

Why not surprise your loved one over Valentine’s dinner with the romantic revelation that you’ll be whisking them away to the coast this year!

Whether you’re after cosy self-catering cottages from Holiday Cottages or Special Dorset Cottages, gorgeous glamping with Lower Keats Farm or Jurassic Glamping, beautiful B&Bs like Aquila Heights, or heavenly hotels like Moonfleet Manor and Heights Hotel, we’ve got your romantic retreat covered!


  1. hive beach cafe biscuitsCheck out the fabulous Hive Beach Café

Burton Bradstock’s Hive Beach Café offers one of the Jurassic Coast’s most impressive views, accompanied by delicious coffee and fresh-as-can-be food.

It’s always a firm favourite with local and visitors alike, so if they can’t squeeze you in for Valentine’s Day cream tea, why not pick up a box of their beautiful heart-shaped Valentine biscuits! Available either in-store or through their website.


  1. cumulus valentine'sTake Up Cumulus Outdoors’ Valentine’s Offer

Purbeck’s Cumulus Outdoors are a long-standing Jurassic Coast Business Partner, and their “Coasteering and Cake” offer could be just the ticket this Valentine’s Day.

Coasteering is one of the most entertaining ways to experience our World Heritage Site’s unique geology from up close and personal!

Check out Cumulus’ website for all the details.


  1. WDLH vouchersGrab a Gift Voucher from West Dorset Leisure Holidays

West Dorset Leisure Holidays are one of the Jurassic Coast Trust’s most prominent supporters, and offer a range of gift vouchers which can be spent in any of their holiday parks. Book yourself in for a meal or afternoon tea at Martin’s Bar at Highlands End, or put it towards an unforgettable Jurassic Coast holiday.


  1. Jurassic Coast books. Aerial photo bookPick up one of our Jurassic Coast books

Our online shop has a range of appealing titles for the Jurassic Coast-lover in your life.

Of particular interest might be our newly reprinted Aerial Guide, which features stunning photography accompanied by fascinating descriptions of some of the coast’s most iconic places. A perfect coffee table book and Valentine’s gift.


  1. seaton jurassic breakfastGrab breakfast at Seaton Jurassic

East Devon’s Seaton Jurassic offer a “Megalodon” breakfast from 9:30am every day (excluding Tuesdays during Devon term time).

What better way to start your Valentine’s than with a hearty feed here, followed by a romantic coast walk to the beautiful neighbouring village of Beer?

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