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The Jurassic Coast

Listed under Coastlines in West Country, United Kingdom.

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West Bay is "Dorset's Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast" – a great little harbour town and a wonderful base-camp for walkers, fossil hunters, fishermen (and fisherwomen!), paragliders, golfers,and photographers, et al. The South-West coastal path can be pursued in either direction - westwards towards Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, or eastwards towards Abbotsbury and Weymouth. Excellent walking, if a little steep in places.

The 'Jurassic Pier' offers splendid coastal views and, along with the beach on either side, a great opportunity to land a few mackerel, or even something much bigger... The imposing cliffs make great launch-pads for people who like to throw themselves into the air under a colourful piece of silk or nylon. And if you're needing a spot of lunch or supper, there are plenty of harbourside kiosks serving freshly cooked fish and chips; the Riverside Restaurant, with its scenic views and excellent seafood; and at least a couple of friendly pubs.

Just a few miles to the east lies the popular Hive Beach, at Burton Bradstock, with its excellent 'cafe-on-the-beach' and a National Trust car park.

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Written by  Nikonman.

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“Lulworth Cove”

Lulworth Cove is an almost perfect semi circle of narrow pale sand bellow steep yet rounded green hills, so it looks a bit like a bowl of blue green loveliness. It's part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site close to a rock arch less charmingly nam… Read more...

Written by  romantic poet.

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My favorite coastline in the UK.

Great capture - begs the question 'why holiday abroad' C.L.

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