Jewels Of The Jurassic Coast Part 1:

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus

Today I am starting a new series of posts called ‘Jewels Of The Jurassic Coast’. Within it I will be writing about my finds and adventures along this magnificent part of the Jurassic Coast.

Where and what is the Jurassic Coast? The Jurassic Coast is a world heritage site and a point of major geological interest; located on the south coast of England. It stretches across 96 miles from Exmouth (East Devon) all the way to Studland Bay in Dorset.

The site was formed over 180,000 million years ago and is host to many coastal features such as headlands and doors (such as Durdle Door). All of the coastal forms found are natural. As well of this a tombolo connects Portland, a small island in the south of Dorset, to the mainland.

The site is also renown for fossils. Coastal erosion has exposed many fossils, an example of which was the first complete ichthyosaur skeleton, discovered by Mary Anning and her siblings. The discovery is now displayed at the Natural History Museum.

I hope you will enjoying hearing about my adventures on the south coast: it truly is a place of beauty.

Pictures, (featured image) courtesy of Jurassic Coast.