|This comprehensive website is full of information to enhance
your visit to the Jurassic Coast and includes details on geology, geomorphology,
fossils, history, smuggling, shipwrecks and wildlife.
From places to stay and things to do, everything is covered to enhance your visit. We hope you enjoy this amazing landscape which has been shaped over 250 million years to leave us the present day Jurassic Coastline.
This site is image intensive and is best viewed on a broadband connection
at 1024x786, so please be patient while it loads onto your computer.
The video clips will play using Quicktime Player.
You can get Quicktime for your computer by clicking on the link opposite:
Once you have downloaded Quicktime, you will need to allow Quicktime on your Firewall setting as it it will prevent the clip from showing if not allowed.
Moving around our site
There are a couple of ways to initially start navigating this website:
Home Page Map
You can use the map on the Home Page to navigate around this website. Hover your mouse cursor over the map to show the regions covered, which will be displayed as a red highlight. Text will also appear telling you the area covered. There are 21 regions to choose from.
Alternatively you can use the Navigation Bar found at the top of every page.
Use the Navigation Bar displayed at the top of all the pages to move around the website.
The images which make up the Navigation
Bar represent 21 parts of the
Jurassic Coastline and run west to east/left to right.
Clicking on any of the 21 Navigation Bar pictures will take you to a film strip made up of 12 aerial pictures and a map.
Please note the above image is only a screen grab and is not active. Use the Navigation Bar at the top of this page to move to a Film Strip Page.
Clicking on any of the pictures displayed in the Film Strip Pages will take you to an Information Page, giving you a larger aerial image and detailed information about that part of the Jurassic Coastline. Further Links will then give you options to find out more.
You can also click on the numbered place names listed on the Film Strip Page to open the relevant Information Page.
Please note the above image is only a screen grab and is not active. To open a Film Strip Page click on the Navigation Bar at the top of this page.
|This area is to Navigate and Play Movies|
Use the arrows on the bottom of the MovieView to navigate to the previous and next Information Page along the coastline.
Use the play button to aerial View
Movie Clip Information of Requested Area
To use this area just click on the Play Move text to play the movie in the view area.
All of the geological data on this website has been obtained from information supplied by the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Team and the Geological Dates have been sourced from the International Commission on Stratigraphy.
Searching the Website
Use the Search the Coastline window located above the Navigation Bar to find information about the Jurassic Coast. This can be found on all the pages within our website.
Use the Directory to find business and services along the Jurassic coast.
Use the Fossil Hunting page to search for fossils in the fossil database.
|Who’s behind this site?|
|John Baker ( Director of JurassicCoastline.com )|
|Having a background in art,
map drawing and web building, the Jurassic Coastline has inspired me
for its aesthetic qualities. It’s
natural beauty and ruggedness is often contrasted with colour and wildlife.
I love exploring the Jurassic Coastline as a place for inspiration. Its clean sea air helps to clear the mind and the many varied shorelines provide a constantly changing landscape.
|Colin Froud (Divercol Productions)|
me the Jurassic Coast is a very special place. There is nowhere else
in the world where so much diversity in the landscape can be seen so
easily or dramatically.
Making these films gave me the perfect excuse to explore all the Jurassic Coast has to offer. This coastline is full of secrets and beautiful landscape, but many are unseen from the road and you have to get onto the beaches to be able to really appreciate all its wonders.
It seemed a natural progression for me to develop a website to actively encourage people to explore the Jurassic Coast so others can enjoy the same experiences I have.
Its only then that you can really begin to understand
how this landscape came to be, with all its coves, sea stacks, fossils,
history and wildlife - all of which justify the areas World Heritage
The copyright to all the images and video on this website
belong to Divercol Productions, unless stated otherwise.