The Jurassic Coast – A World Heritage Site

Mazzard Farm is situated on East Hill, which is not only an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), but also links Mazzard Farm with the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth.

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Bournemouth in Dorset, is England’s first natural World Heritage Site – it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history.

Examples of the stunning features of this world famous landmark local to Mazzard Farm include Ladram Bay, the cliffs between Sidmouth and Beer, Branscombe beach, Beer Head, the village of Beer, and Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The latter are very popular with fossil hunters.

World Heritage status was achieved because of the site’s unique insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.