The Only Coastal Site with 185 million years of History
Lyme Regis Cobb
Charmouth & Stonebarrow
West Bay Cliffs
© images courtesy of Bill Studley
Are you Ready for a Walk Through Time and explore our Jurassic Coastline ?
Ramble to Lyme Regis and Charmouth along quiet lanes and fields only 3 miles distant and let the bus take the strain coming home.
Wriggle your toes in the sand and let your children run free.
Our park is wonderfully placed to enjoy the best of the coast yet just far enough away to return to each even to escape the “hurley burley”.
World Heritage Site with 185 million years of Earth’s history
The Dorset and East Devon Coastal World Heritage Site is England’s only natural World Heritage Site with 185 million years of Earth’s history in 95 miles of coastline.
Take a short three-mile drive from our Holiday Park and, you will be exploring the epicentre of it all in Charmouth.
Although some refer to this coastline as a World Heritage Site, many call it the Jurassic Coast. The name comes from the best known of the geological periods found within it, but the site includes rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
The Centre provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Facilities at the Centre include hands-on displays, marine tanks and a video microscope, all of which can help you to discover more about our stretch of the coastline.
You will always find a helpful warden or volunteer who can help you identify your fossil finds. The Centre also has disabled access.
Throughout the year they run guided fossil hunting walks, and rock pooling walks along the local coastline.
Lyme Regis Museum
A remarkable museum, a gem”, Sir David Attenborough.
Built on the site of Mary Anning’s home, Lyme Regis Museum stands in the heart of the town, where the beautiful coastlines of Dorset and Devon meet on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
The sea views from the museum’s new Mary Anning Wing are stunning, and the extra space has provided all the facilities you’d expect in a modern museum including the purpose-built Fine Foundation Learning Centre – the perfect space for families and explorers of all ages.
A busy programme of Fossil Walks, Gallery Talks and Children’s Activities run throughout the year.
Lyme Regis Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
The museum is aimed at all ages with interest in fossils and dinosaurs. It houses a spectacular collection of the local Jurassic marine fossils and explains what they are, why they are there, and what they mean.
The Fossil Collection takes up most of the ground floor of the building. It is a spectacular collection of the local 200 million-year-old Jurassic marine fossils ranging from the largest Ichthyosaur through ammonites, belemnites, fish and starfish to the tiniest microfossil.