The cliff exposures along the Dorset and East Devon coast provide an almost continuous sequence of rock formations spanning the Mesozoic Era, or some 185 million years of the earth's history. The area's important fossil sites and classic coastal geomorphologic features have contributed to the study of earth sciences for over 300 years.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

8 sites in this World Heritage

  • Orcombe Rocks to Chit Rocks, Sidmouth
  • River Sid, Sidmouth to Seaton Hole
  • River Axe, Axmouth to The Cobb, Lyme Regis
  • Lyme Regis to West Bay
  • Chesil, the Fleet and Portland Coast
  • Portland Harbour Shore
  • Bowleaze Cove to Peveril Point
  • New Swanage to Studland Bay

Orcombe Rocks to Chit Rocks, Sidmouth

River Sid, Sidmouth to Seaton Hole

River Axe, Axmouth to The Cobb, Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis to West Bay

Chesil, the Fleet and Portland Coast

Portland Harbour Shore

Bowleaze Cove to Peveril Point

New Swanage to Studland Bay

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
UK and Ireland 
Category
Natural
Name
Dorset and East Devon Coast
Selection Criteria (?)
(viii)
Year of Registered
2001
Keyword
Registered in 2001