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The Jurassic Coast

The sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the squawking of gulls, the sounds of the waves breaking against the cliff or beach and spectacular views all add to the enjoyment of a coastal walk. There is no better place to experience a coastal walk than along the Jurassic Coast, the 95 miles of the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site. The path along the Jurassic Coast is part of the South West Coast Path, a 630 mile National Trail of superb coastal walking. It extends from the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset to Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.

Try some of the walks on walks4softies or just use them for ideas of where to go and explore. Most of the walks on walks4softies are circular, with a costal section along the South West Coast Path and an inland section along other public footpaths or bridleways.

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Where to Stay

There are many places to stay along the Jurassic Coast. You could choose the larger destinations such as Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Bridport, Weymouth, Dorchester, Swanage or Poole where you may get a choice of Pups and Restaraunts.

There are also many attractive villages where you could find accomodation in Bed and Breakfast or Pubs, such as: Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton, Colyton, Axmouth, Axminster, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, Beaminster, Abbotsbury, Portland, Lulworth, Wareham and Corfe Castle.

Getting About

To fully enjoy the Jurassic Coast you probably need a car to get about. However traffic congestion may cause you problems during the summer holiday season.

The First CoastLink X53 bus service along the coast between Exeter and Bournemouth is also quite a good option. Alternatively you could try a Discover Dorset Tours coach tour along the Jurassic Coast.

You can also get to Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster, Dorchester, Weymouth, Moreton, Wool, Wareham and Poole by train, check out the National Rail Enquires.

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