Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

The Jurassic Coast is located between East Devon and West Dorset. It covers 95 miles and each one of those miles reveals a stunning coastline that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. The landscape has been there for 185 million years and the area has a World Heritage status. The reason for this is the unique geological history it reveals regarding the Jurassic, Cretaceous and Triassic periods.

Charmouth beach is rich on fossils and it is probably the most beautiful place along the Jurassic coast. Every week, experts go there along with their organized groups to scout for fossils. Everything is organized by the Charmouth Heritage Coast Center which is found right next to the beach. The organized trips are available throughout the entire year and they are a great opportunity to learn something about the Earth’s history and take some stunning photos of the coastline.

Many fossils are displayed at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and the wardens there gladly provide visitors with detailed information about a certain fossil, area or species. You can also receive valuable advice on fossil collecting before going out to search your own fossils.

The quickest and most convenient way to explore the Jurassic Coast is by paying for the Jurassic Coast Bus Service. It is really affordable and the bus will take you along some of the most attractive locations near the coast. You’ll pass through many scenic routes and locations like the Beer, Sidford, Lyme Regis, Abbotsbuy, Wool, Wareham, Poole, Weymouth, Exeter and others. The bus ride runs every two hours and the ticket costs only £4.50 for children, £6.00 for adults and £12.00 for a family of four. This is a magical area which reveals a lot of interesting information about the coastline and the historic villages in the area.