The Jurassic Coast is one of the wonders of the South of England, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 155km coast is a natural beauty made of stunning cliffs and bays with unusual rocks and arches. If you feel like hiking, there’s a coastal path all the way.

I was on a road trip and quickly overviewed the main places on the coast. It’s obvious it would make a great destination for a weekend away.

Weymouth is one of the most famous beach towns in England, and it met my expectations. I love how lively it was and the diversity of activities available. The Isle of Portland, on the peninsula at the south of Weymouth, was a lot quieter but as enjoyable. I am a fan of lighthouses and love the peaceful atmosphere around fishermen, so I had a great time at the Isle of Portland. I finished the day by watching the sunset colours at the beautiful Durdle Door.

I remember finding these landscapes very inspirational during my visit back in 2007. And today, the Jurassic Coast has just become more beautiful! Amanda, who shares inspirations for sustainable travel on her blog Amanda’s Wanderlust, has just contacted me about her trip to the Jurassic Coast. She saw my Rubbish page and thought about picking up some trash as she was visiting the Durdle Door in Dorset. What a good action for this beautiful site!

“We only managed to find six plastic bottles and various plastic bottle tops, but we cleaned them up anyway. Every little helps!”, said Amanda. It is very true. Thank you, Amanda, for your help in my dream of having an impact in making the world a cleaner place!

We can also help Amanda follow one of her dreams by sending her to Antarctica with a vote in the Oceanwide Expeditions Antarctic Contest.

Where is the Jurassic Coast?

Whether you’re going there by train or by car, it takes less than 3 hours to reach Weymouth from London. The Isle of Portland is just nearby. The beautiful Durdle Door is 30 minutes away from Weymouth, heading East.
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  1. Michelle

    Awesome post! 🙂 would love to go there one day!

  2. Nancy

    Everything about this place sounds wonderful. Weymouth which is fun, quiet fishermen and beautiful sunsets. It all sounds so good especially only being 3 hours from London. What a perfect weekend getaway!

  3. Jem

    Sound like a good place for my next destination. I live in East Anglia but sometimes it’s cheaper to go abroad than visit the next town in the UK.

    1. Eloise

      Thanks for commenting, Jem. It is unbelievable – and great! – how traveling abroad can be cheap from the UK (and Europe more generally). We’re not that lucky Down Under 😉

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