Golden Cap is the highest cliff on the south coast of England and easily reached from the small coastal hamlet of Seatown, near Chideock, Dorset (on the Bridport to Lyme Regis road). It has a yellow capping of weathered Upper Greensand (Albian - Cretaceous) over Lower Jurassic Liassic clays.
With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs to the east and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap to the west, West Bay, Dorset is a Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast.
Sherborne is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England. With its abundance of medieval buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools, picturesque Almshouse and two Castles, Sherborne has much to offer visitors.
The Cerne Abbas Giant
Cerne Abbas is a quintessentially English village set in the heart of Dorset. To Thomas Hardy it was 'Abbot's-Cernel' It is famous for its Giant, the 180 ft high chalk figure carved out into the steeply sloping hillside to the north of the village.
Shaftesbury, home of Gold Hill, has magnificent views out over the Blackmore Vale.
Thomas Hardy's Cottage
Thomas Hardy (novelist and poet) was born in 1840 in this small cob and thatch cottage and from here he would walk to school everyday in Dorchester, six miles away
The village of Corfe, its skyline dominated by the ruined castle, is a visitors delight, at any time of year. Situated in the heart of the "Isle of Purbeck", Corfe village and the surrounding area boast a wealth of things to see, to do and to enjoy, which encourage many visitors to return year upon year.
Lulworth Cove is a beautiful shell shaped cove, formed over millions of years, providing a great place to relax on the beaches, swim in the cove and also dive if you are daring to the many great spots in and out of the cove.
Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast. This rock arch in the sea was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them. Eventually the arch will collapse to leave a sea stack such as those that can be seen at Ladram Bay in East Devon.
Weymouth's harbour has always been the hub of activity whether serving as a major port in times gone by or more for pleasure as it is now, alongside the fishing industry.
National Sail Academy Portland
Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are widely recognised as the finest sailing waters in the UK. This together with the development of the new purpose built, on-shore facilities have resulted in the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy being selected as the venue for the London 2012 Olympic sailing events.
Abbotsbury is a unique village steeped in history, yet a village where the present is very much alive and the future perpetually evolving.
Chesil Beach & the Jurassic Coast
Chesil Beach is located on the South coast of England in the county of Dorset. It is a pebble beach 18 miles long and stretches north-west from Portland to West Bay. For much of its length it is separated from the mainland by an area of saline water called the Fleet Lagoon.
Situated in the South West of Dorset, The West Country, England, UK, Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.