The stunning Dorset (and East Devon) coastline is often referred to as the Jurassic Coast. This is because the cliffs clearly depicts the geological story of the earth during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. There are a large numbers of fossils embedded in the cliffs and a number of the resorts along the coast such as Lyme Regis have fossil shops. The Jurassic coast is classified as a World Heritage site.
As part of this, there two notable landmarks, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Durdle Door is one of the most recognisable images in England with its stunning arch being caused by the erosion of the limestone by the sea. Lulworth Cove is a wonderful circular cove that has been formed due to some unique aspects of the local rock formation and sea erosion equation. The results are a stunning almost enclosed cove that almost resembles a lunar crater. In terms of access, both sites can be reached from the Lulworth Cove centre if the people are fairly active as the trip to Durdle Door involves some fairly serious cliff / hill walking.