The Jurassic Coast lies along a 95 mile stretch of coast between Studland Bay in Dorset and Exmouth in East Devon. This stunning area covering the Dorset and East Devon Coast is of great international importance to Earth Science. As such in 2001 the Jurassic Coast has been designated as England’s first World Heritage Site. This also makes it one of the top glamping attractions in Dorset!
Fossil Hunting on The Jurassic Coast
Fossil Hunting is widely available throughout the Jurassic Coast and is a phenomenal day out whilst glamping in Dorset at Caalm Camp. Fossils show how life has adapted over 185 million years and teach us about prehistoric life. Near to Caalm Camp visitors can reach Lyme Regis where you can arrange guided fossil hunting tours with fossil walks. Alternatively, Charmouth beach is also easily reachable and you can take a picnic and hunt for fossils on your own.
Over millions of years, the Jurassic Coast has been formed and carved by the sea into arches, stacks, cliffs, stunning beaches, bays and landscapes. The wide variety of beautiful landscapes results in breathtaking views and discoveries to be explored through walking or by boat.
Boat Trips – Jurassic Coast Discovery by Sea
During your stay with us at Caalm Camp, both Poole and Weymouth are easily reachable, and both are beautiful Dorset towns in themselves. Boat trips to explore the Jurassic Coast are available in both towns. From Poole you can take a 2 ¼ hour cruise with City Cruises Poole, and from Weymouth, Jurassic Coast Cruise offers a variety of different cruise options for you to enjoy.
Walking – Jurassic Coast Discovery by Foot
With The South West Coast Path so close to Caalm Camp, it is a gem that is ready to be explored by all our guests. The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long and was originally formed by coastguards looking out for smugglers and protecting the South West Peninsula. This has now created the beautiful cliff top path we use today. Whether you are avid walkers, fancy a family day out, or you are looking for a romantic walk, you can choose a section to walk for a day or create a walking challenge to last throughout your stay. The Southwest Coast Path map and details offer full maps and descriptions to help you choose your ideal experience. This is an absolute must whilst glamping in Dorset.
Beautiful beach days at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are arguably the most photographed areas on the Jurassic Coast and quite rightly too. They are areas of outstanding beauty and a true experience to visit. The beaches offered at Durdle Door are unlike any others in the world and make for a fabulous day out for families, groups, couples or solo travellers.
There are a couple of beautiful country pubs in Lulworth Cove that offer wonderful local food and Dorset cream teas.
Whilst glamping at Caalm Camp, we truly recommend you take the time to explore the Jurassic Coast in your chosen way. It is a beautiful gem and truly one of the top glamping attractions in the South West.