The Jurassic coast is England's only natural World Heritage Coast, and right on Combe House's door step!
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Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis & Charmouth - the Jurassic coast is England's only natural World Heritage Coast. Try fossicking for dinosaurs and ammonites for a few hours!

The following is from the official Jurassic Coast website - www.jurassiccoast.com

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Lyme Regis - a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast
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The seaside town of Lyme Regis nestles in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the point where the rugged West Dorset and East Devon coastlines meet - the heart of the Jurassic Coast.

Lyme Regis is well-known for its spectacular natural beauty and has inspired many well-known writers including Jane Austen and John Fowles.

This attractive town has a fascinating history stretching back to the 8th century. The famous Cobb wall, dating from the 13th century, protected the harbour and allowed the town to develop as an important port on the south coast. A walk along the Cobb is a must for any visitor. The town itself is a maze of narrow winding streets where independent local shops, cafes and galleries can be explored. The River Lym flows gently through the heart of the town turning the recently restored Town Mill waterwheel.

The unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. Many boat excursions run from the ancient harbour for pleasure and fishing trips. There are also opportunities to sail and windsurf locally. Of course a trip to Lyme Regis would not be complete without fossil hunting. The rich geological and natural history of the area can be explored at Dinosaurland in Coombe Street (where organised fossil hunting walks can be booked), or at the award winning Philpot Museum on the seafront. Lyme Regis also has a formidable reputation for walks. It is hilly terrain but the dramatic views and rare flora and fauna make it very worthwhile.

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Charmouth - a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast
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Charmouth is a quiet seaside hamlet where time has stood still - the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. It is the best place along the Jurassic Coast to look for fossils.

The village has a small selection of local shops, pubs that serve good food, as well as various hotels and restaurants.

Charmouth is right in the heart of fossil hunting country. The large shingle beach and the Heritage Coast Centre on the seafront are wonderful for those interested in fossils and the local natural history. Guided walks along the coastline can be booked from here.

The South West Coast Path runs through Charmouth (it is however currently diverted due to erosion problems, see the news section for updates) and there are many other attractive routes for walkers both along the coast and inland to the pretty Dorset and East Devon countryside. An invigorating walk will take you to the attractive village of Burton Bradstock in the east or follow the South West Coast Path west to Lyme Regis.
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Sidmouth - a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast
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Sidmouth still has a unique charm, which has captivated thousands. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops - it's all here in this lovely seaside town.

Sidmouth still has a unique charm, which has captivated thousands. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops - it's all here in this lovely seaside town. Sidmouth nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid valley, meaning it is not only picturesque but also enjoys a very mild climate.

There are a variety of good restaurants housed in many of its fine hotels, while its cafes and pubs serve excellent food to suit all tastes. There are safe clean beaches for swimming, sailing or wind surfing, a superb golf course and driving range, plus pitch and putt, bowls, tennis, a croquet lawn and a welcoming seafront cricket club. The town is also home to the wonderful 'Fields', one

of only a few select, family owned and managed, independent department stores left in England, whose bags boast 'service as it used to be'.

Every year, at the height of the summer, the town literally overflows with colour and swings to the sound of world music during the internationally acclaimed folk festival. The once quiet promenade becomes a packed corridor of Morris dancers, didgeridoos, fire eaters and lyre players. Festival goers trip from pub to pub, pewter tankards in hand sampling the local ale at the town's many pubs.

People who have visited Sidmouth once generally return again and again. Its old world charm is enchanting.

 

The Jurassic coast is England's only natural World Heritage Coast,
and right on Combe House's door step!

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