The Jurassic Coast of England runs along the southern coast through Dorset and East Devon. It became England’s first Natural World Heritage Site because of its geological importance. This site is the only place in the world where you can see 185 million years of Earth’s history (including the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods) in a continuous stretch of coastline.
George and I visited Lulworth Cove on Saturday and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day. The cove was absolutely packed with people, but as we started hiking up the cliffs it quickly became less busy.
The same path that leads up to a view of the cove also leads to the Stair Hole, another small cove to the west of Lulworth. At the Stair Hole, you can see the Lulworth Crumple, which is a rock formation where the layers of stone form an S-shape.
Later on we drove to a natural limestone arch called the Durdle Door, which was just down the road. We planned on taking a boat over from Lulworth, but apparently the waves were too choppy. Although, there were plenty of people out sailing and kayaking and it looked like so much fun!
The beach at the Durdle Door was interesting, because the water becomes deep almost instantly. One step in, and you’re already waist-deep. The water was freezing, but I’m guessing that is probably as good as it gets for England.
That night, we drove to our campsite near Charmouth. And after setting up our tent, we headed to the beach to watch the sunset.