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Some of the best parts of the Jurassic Coast

Some of the best parts of the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is one of the best places in the UK to visit - with its fantastic walk and cycle paths and fossil hunting.

The landscapes along this dramatic stretch of coastline - which runs all the way from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset - are known all over the world for their amazing natural features. The whole coastline is so beautiful but here we give you a little run down of some of the best stops along the way.

One not to miss is the stunning Lulworth Cove, a shell shaped bay in Dorset. It was formed over 10,000 years ago, where the sea and river managed to erode the Portland, Purbeck, Wealdon, Greensand and Chalk stone to create this special shaped bay.

And just a little further along is Durdle Door, a stunning rock arch dominating the coast line. It is quite a walk down to see it but is definitely worth the trek down the rocky cliffside. You can also head down to the beach by the arch, which gets quite busy in the summer.

Further along in Weymouth, there is the Jurassic Skyline, which has floor to ceiling windows and rotates 360 degrees so you can see all the best views of this historic coastline. On a good day, you can see up to 26 kilometres away. For each go on the Jurassic Skyline, it rotates slowly twice so it is easy to snap your photographs. Tickets for adults and children over three cost £7.50 each.

And last but not least is Studland Bay, a wonderful traditional sandy beach with dunes and views of the Old Harry Rocks.

If you want to visit Old Harry Rocks, go to South Beach car park and walk down past the Bankes Arms pub. Old Harry is signposted from here and it is a short walk to the best vantage point.

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