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May bank holiday: The Jurassic Coast

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walks along the coastal path

One of the many walks along the Jurassic Coast

 

With the May bank holidays and last half term of the year coming up, we’re dreaming about escaping the city and enjoying some spring weather by the sea. The Jurassic Coast in Dorset is a fantastic place to visit at this time of year.

 

Fossil hunting, walks and cosy pubs

The kids will love looking for fossils (yes fossils!) and there are plenty of great pubs and cafes to keep everyone’s energy levels up.

 

lulworth cove

Lulworth Cove, home to thousands of fossils

 

Our top tips

Walk along the many coastal paths and discover the amazing coast and its quaint villages.  
Have a picnic at Durdle Door Beach (make sure you don’t forget anything as it’s a long walk back up to the path!)

Durdle Door
The long journey down is worth it, we promise!

Drive to the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast and discover the Old Harry Rocks
Fossil hunting in Lulworth Cove
Taking lots of pictures from the Jurassic Skyline
Refuelling at Hive Beach Cafe

 

yummy treats from Hive Beach Cafe

Yummy treats from the Hive Beach Cafe

 

 Don't forget your binoculars, a bucket and spade, Trunki backpacks, swimming costumes, wellies and raincoats!


Have a look here for more information including how to get there and accommodation options. When we went, we didn't have a car, but took a direct train from London Waterloo to Wool, and then hopped on a direct bus to Lulworth Cove, really easy!

And of course, if you have any tips, please share them in the comments section below!

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