Dorset has 142km (88 miles) of coastline, (excluding the shoreline of Poole harbour).
From east to west it starts at Highcliffe and ends at Lyme Regis.
Part of Dorset’s coastline forms the Jurassic Coast, which is a World Heritage Site. The Jurassic Coast is England’s only World Heritage Site and it was awarded this status by UNESCO in December 2001. The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay, in Dorset.
One of the most stunning landmarks along the Jurassic Coast is Durdle Door, a spectacular natural limestone arch. It is owned by the Lulworth Estate and has 88 steps down to the shingle beach.