The southern coast of England is a geologist's dream come true, a 153 km (95 mile) stretch of coastline from East Devon to Dorset that is represented by rocks and fossils from the Triassic to Cretaceous time periods. Gentlemen and ladies, this is stuff over 200 million years old!
For those still unimpressed, there are blue flag beaches, marvelous and dramatic red cliffs (Ladram Bay is a highlight), and a handful of lovely seaside towns for a night's accommodation, a tasty pub brew, or a filling meal.
Because we're adventurers, a link has been included to Jurassic Coast walk that takes four days time; do this or hit up any part of the coast as an excursion from the noise and pace of London within a two hour drive.
Location:East Devon to Dorset