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Dorset and East Devon Coast

Listed under Coastlines in West Country, United Kingdom.

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The cliff exposures along the Dorset and East Devon coast provide an almost continuous sequence of rock formations spanning the Mesozoic Era, or some 185 million years of the earth's history. The area's important fossil sites and classic coastal geomorphologic features have contributed to the study of earth sciences for over 300 years. Three quarters of Dorset's coastline is designated a World Heritage Site.

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