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The Jurassic Coast - Dorset

Discover Dorset’s World Heritage Coast
The Jurassic Coast - Dorset

The Jurassic Coast can be explored by coach, mini-bus or on foot. Coach tours visit a range of must-see sites from cliffs to coves and coastal towns. Small groups or families using a car or minibus, can go off the beaten track to explore rural routes and lovely villages or stop for a picnic and search for fossils. Walking tours along the coastal path are an ideal way to experience the varied landscapes of this outstanding area. All our tours will taste the real Dorset at a local pub, fish and chip shop or by visiting some of the enterprising artisan food producers who make their livelihoods along this coastline.

On this tour you could:
  • View the vast expanse of Poole Harbour, bustling with boats and birds and the wide heathlands of the Isle of Purbeck; once haunt of Vikings and pirates.

  • Drive the stunning coastal road along Lyme Bay past medieval monasteries, thatched cottages and seaside towns.

  • Admire Corfe Castle; a Royal Castle impregnable to arms, home to King John, beseiged in the Civil War and captured by treachery.

  • Take a walking tour to explore dramatic coastal formations at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

  • Imagine sea-water bathing with George III on the Esplanade at Weymouth and take in the scale of Chesil Beach and the rocky remoteness of the Isle of Portland.

  • Experience the wild coast of the Fleet Lagoon, home to rare birds, a 600 strong colony of swans, local pirates and WW2 archaeology.

  • Discover Jane Austen and John Fowles looking out to sea from the Cobb at Lyme Regis or follow in Mary Anning's pioneering footprints searching for fossils on the beach or simply enjoy exploring this lovely seaside town.

  • Enjoy local seafood, a cream tea or farmhouse ice-cream at our stops along the way.

Other options:

Spend a few days in the area to give yourself time to experience it in depth: walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path or take a boat trip from Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island and Studland Bay. Uncover Enid Blyton's Famous Five or the Moonfleet Pirates on the Fleet Lagoon.  Head into Devon to discover the Jurassic Coast as far as Exmouth.

Booking Options

The Jurassic Coast - Dorset

The Jurassic Coast - Dorset


4 - 8 HOURS


  • The services of a local expert Blue Badge Guide.

  • Time and local insight to design your ideal tour of the Jurassic Coast.

  • Local food and drink venues to suit your tastes.

  • Links to coach and car services or help with trains and public transport for travellers wishing to minimise their carbon footprint.

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