The almost 100 miles of coastline reaching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay's Old Harry Rocks is world renowned as the Jurassic Coast and is certainly one of the places to visit during your stay in Dorset.

The Jurassic Coast is the UK's first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be listed alongside the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world.

Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was given its UNESCO status for its stunning geology with parts dating back over 185 million years.

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Welcome to Heritage coast news

On this website we celebrate the stunning coast of Dorset and East Devon. If you’re looking for holidays in Dorset, holiday parks, holiday cottages, caravan parks, camping sites or tourist attractions in or around the centre of the World Heritage section known as "The Jurassic Coast", then search no further.

We are lucky to have some of the most amazing scenery on the south coast and our beaches and harbour known as The Cobb is a gem in a many faceted crown.  The Cobb is globally known as the location where Louisa Musgrove fell from steps, referred to locally as "Granny's Teeth" in the Jane Austen novel Persuasion.

The Cobb has also became incredibly well known when the deceased John Fowles novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman was crafted into a really successful movie of the same name.  The beaches are abundant and include sandy beaches for all the family, pebble beaches and rock pools for discovering (at low tide) that are the boast of many coastal towns - please read the seashore code on our site.

If you do choose the fantastic Jurrasic Coast for your holiday then please register and leave your thoughts and comments on your hotel and restaurants etc. If you are an advertiser with a relevant business and you wish to advertise with us then please use the contact tab at the top.

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's number one natural World Heritage Site - it is renowned as The Jurassic Coast. It spans almost 100 miles of truly amazing coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks showing marks of 185 million years of the Earth's history.

World Heritage status was secured because of the site's individual insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly portrays a geological ‘walk through time’ encompassing the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.