Top Glamping Attractions In Dorset – The Jurassic Coastline
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 so is protected. As such, it now ranks alongside the a Grand Canyon, Manchu Picchunand the Galápagos Islands as one of the natural wonders of the world. The Jurassic Coastline achieved the UK’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year in 2021, so no wonder considered 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 evolved over 185 million years and teach us about prehistoric life.
A stone’s throw away from Caalm Camp is the pretty harbour town of Lyme Regis. Home to famous Georgian fossil collector and palaeontologist Mary Anning, you can arrange to go on one of the many guided fossil walks. Alternatively, a visit to Charmouth beach, within easy reach of Lyme Regis, is also highly recommended. Why not take a picnic you can easily prepare in our modern, communal kitchen and go hunting for fossils and be the next Mary Anning?
The sea, over millions of years, created the Jurassic Coastline by eroding it into arches, stacks, cliffs, stunning beaches, bays and landscapes. The wide variety of beautiful landscapes offers breathtaking views, and you will be amazed what discoveries you can make by trekking along this coastline walking or sailing around 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
The South West Coast Path is within easy reach from Caalm Camp. Our glampers are extremely lucky to be able to explore this unique gem without having to travel far to reach it. We owe much thanks to the coast guards, who created this popular tourist. They laid down this 630-mile-long Path to protect the South West Peninsula from smuggler attacks, enabling us to enjoy this beautiful cliff top path today.
The path as something to offer all levels of walking abilities. The avid walkers among you can set themselves walking challenges for the duration of your stay. If you are just wanting a family day out, looking for a romantic walk, you can simply choose a small section to walk daily. For detailed maps and information, go to Southwest Coast Path map and details . These will help you decide on how best how to explore the path, which must count as one of your glamping experiences during you stay with us.
Beautiful beach days at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are arguably the most photographed locations on the Jurassic Coastline and deservedly so. These are areas of outstanding beauty and visiting them is an awe-inspiring experience. The beaches 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.