To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Devon

SEATON, Devon, EX12 2LD

Add Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Devon to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01305 225091

Jurassic Coast Fossil
  • Jurassic Coast Fossil
  • Product Image
  • Jurassic Coast - Beer
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Jurassic Coast

Book Tickets Online

The Jurassic Coast Devon

Enjoy the beauty of the Jurassic Coastline in Devon, miles of breathtaking coastal paths, stunning views and historic landmarks.

The Jurassic Coast in Devon runs from Exmouth to Lyme Regis in Dorset and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its outstanding historical significance. This unspoilt stretch of coastline reveals a unique geological portrait of 185 million years of the Earth’s history sequentially exposed in dramatic cliffs, secluded caves, coastal stacks and barrier beaches. The tilt of the rocks creates a ‘walk through time’ that includes the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, and the whole site is of tremendous aesthetic, educational and research importance.

Exmouth marks the start of the Jurassic Coast and is marked by a 5 metre Geo-needle at Orcombe Point. The coastline changes as you walk along the timeline of the Jurassic Coast – at Exmouth you can see the Triassic Rock – rich and red with unique stacks at Ladram Bay.

To the east of Sidmouth, the Cretaceous upper layer known as Salcombe Stone emerges, while at the village of Beer, the veins of gypsum can be seen, and the soft chalk cliffs dominate the landscape.

Walk the Jurassic Coast

There is no better view than the Jurassic coast from the cliff tops – and walking is the perfect way to do so. The Devon Jurassic Coastline also forms part of the South West Coast Path, with hundreds of miles of footpaths to be explored and enjoyed. The South West Coast Path has a 7 day walking itinerary where you can explore the beautiful coastal villages and beaches along the way.  



Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre

Travel back in time with the Seaton Jurassic family visitor centre – where you can explore the history of the region hands on. Perfect for children, the centre features activities for kids of all ages – that even the adults will love!

 

Fossil Hunting on the Jurassic Coast

One of the best things about the Jurassic Coast is the plethora of fossils that have been discovered on the beaches and cliffs. Fossil hunting is a great pastime for adults and kids alike – however making sure you are safe whilst fossil hunting is of upmost importance.

Only collect loose fossils you find amongst the sand and rocks – never pick at the cliffs. Ensure you check the tide times, and stay away from the cliff face. Please abide by the Code of Conduct. In particular, do not dig into the cliffs or beach, observe local signs, only take what you need and be safe!

Opening Times

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes

Facilities

Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

View

Close

Map & Directions

View

Close

View

Close

TripAdvisor

What's Nearby

  1. Aspara Day Spa

    The Hydra-Spa also has a steam cabin, traditional sauna and loungers for relaxing as well...

    0.76 miles away
  2. Sidmouth Town Beach

    Sidmouth Beach is a beautiful expanse of sand and shingle beach, clean, accessible, and...

    0.81 miles away
  3. The Donkey Sanctuary

    With adventures for all the family, make memories that last a lifetime at The Donkey...

    1.75 miles away
  4. Ladram Bay Swimming Complex

    Ladram Bay Swimming Pool Complex features a large pool with interactive splash zone for...

    2.99 miles away
  1. Branscombe Beach

    The beach at Branscombe is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the coastal scenery.

    4.18 miles away
  2. Budleigh Salterton Cliffs and the Otter Estuary

    The cliffs in the western part of Budleigh Salterton expose the full thickness of the...

    5.31 miles away
  3. Beer Beach

    Picturesque fishing village with high chalk cliffs.

    5.81 miles away
  4. Budleigh Salterton Beach

    Budleigh Salterton beach is a long pebble beach along the stunning Jurassic Coastline in...

    5.82 miles away
  5. Seaton Beach

    Overlooking Lyme Bay and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Seaton Beach is a large...

    6.76 miles away
  6. Seaton Jurassic

    Travel through time & discover the secrets of our planet's past. With a surprise around...

    6.88 miles away
  7. Seaton Wetlands

    Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds...

    7.34 miles away
  8. World of Country Life

    World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

    7.67 miles away
  9. Sandy Bay

    Sandy Bay in Exmouth is a half-mile long privately owned beach which is sheltered and...

    8.14 miles away
  10. Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs

    If you're thinking of walking parts of the coastal path then the route from Axmouth to...

    8.72 miles away
  11. Crealy Great Adventure Park

    Crealy Great Adventure Park is the South West’s number one family value day out. The...

    8.83 miles away
Previous Next
European Union Leader South Devon Coastal

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss