The Jurassic Coast has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world's outstanding areas of natural beauty. It stretches 95 miles from Orcombe Point in Devon to Old Harry Rocks in East Dorset (with us right in the middle!)
There are several ways to explore the coastline from Newlands Holiday Park, so if you are camping with us, here are a few suggestions to help you get out and about:
BY BUS: The award-winning Coast X53 is the perfect way to visit many of the main attractions along the Coast.
Up to 5 people (max two adults) can use the First Day Southwest Family ticket for a day's unlimited travel on all First buses in Dorset & Somerset, plus most in Devon, Cornwall, Bath and Bristol! Enquire with your driver for the Lyme Regis - Charmouth saver ticket available on the bus.
BY FOOT: The South West Coast Path National Trail is over 1000km long, and much of it is maintained by the National Trust.
BY BOAT: The best way to see the coast is from the sea. Boat and fishing trips can be taken from Lyme Regis, Beer and West Bay.
Some of our Favourite Places on the Jurassic Coast:
Durdle Door is a world-renowned natural wonder that has been formed over millions of years due to the powerful forces of erosion. The stunning limestone arch has become a must-see destination for visitors who come to the Jurassic Coast.
Aside from the breath-taking arch, the area is also home to a beautiful pebble beach that is perfect for a relaxing day of sunbathing and swimming. Whether you're a nature lover or someone who just enjoys laying on the beach, Durdle Door is a location that should not be missed.
Just a short walk away lies Lulworth Cove, one of Dorset's most breath-taking natural wonders. With its beautiful horseshoe shape, this cove is ideal for swimming, kayaking, and other water activities. The charming town of Lulworth is also worth exploring, as it offers an array of delightful options for dining, shopping, and souvenir-hunting. Lulworth Cove is a must-visit destination whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, and the town of Lulworth itself is a great place to explore, stop for a bite to eat and pick up souvenirs.
This one’s right on our doorstep! Golden Cap is the highest cliff in Southern England, reaching a might 191 metres – 30 metres taller than Beachy Head in Sussex. Don’t be put off by its daunting size though – the summit of the cliff is easily reached by following the gently inclining pathway that leads up to it, and trust us, the panoramic view from the top is worth the effort!
West Bay may be familiar to many of you as the setting for the ITV crime drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant. The town and its towering sand-coloured cliffs made a great location for the TV drama and are well worth paying a visit during your stay in Dorset.
The show's second series showcases even more exciting landmarks that will captivate your attention. Whether you're a fan of Broadchurch or simply looking to explore the stunning natural beauty of West Bay, this town is well worth the visit.