The immense Chesil Beach is part of the Jurassic Coast, which has World Heritage Status.
The beach stretches for 15 miles westwards from the Isle of Portland. In places the pebble beach reaches a height of 18 meters (60 foot) , its quite an impressive sight. Along the area which connects Portland to the mainland is The Chesil Beach Centre, full of facts and information about the beach, fossil finds, the local geology and nature reserves.
There are many places along the 15 mile stretch you can get on to the beach, walk 100 meters in any direction & you will find yourself on your own to enjoy the peace.
Lyme Regis sits aong the World Heritage Site Jurrasic coast, known for its world famous fosslis and geology.
The town itself is a popular holiday resort, still retains much of its olde worlde charm with a small but pleasant beach. The film "French Lieutenants Woman" was fimed here in 1981.
A nice memory I have of Lyme Regis is going in to a second hand book shop on the hill with a grand piano in & the owner playing as people browsed.
Lyme Regis is famous for the great concentration of fossils in the coastal cliffs. Keen Fossil-hunters hammers the soft limestone and clay rocks of the cliff. The local authorities do not recommend to get to close to the cliff base as there is a small chance that rocks could collapse and advice to search for fossils at the shore of the beach.
This is the England's first natural World Heritage site.
There is from Dorset to east Devon coastline, its outstanding
geology which represents 185 million years of earth history
in just 152km.
The Cobb, an artificial harbour wall which protects the town from the rough sea, offers great views of the beach and surroundings cliffs.