The Jurassic Coast is
Great Britain's only natural World Heritage Site and spans from Exmouth
and ends at Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in
Dorset. It represents an internationally important and unique continuous span of
180 million years of geological time from Permian
(oldest) through Triassic, Jurassic and ending with Cretaceous
(youngest). The coastline for this part of south east Devon
represents the late-Permian to early-Jurassic eras. As you walk
westwards, each step you take roughly equates to 500 years of time.
The beauty and awe of this coastline is really impressive
and is one of the true natural treasures of Europe, and also it makes living
here in south east Devon so special.