The coastline stretching from Orcombe Point in Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset is one of Britain’s best natural gems, known as the Jurassic Coast. The rocks along these cliffs and beaches are evidence of 185 million years of the Earth’s history, covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks from the Mesozoic Era. Landscape photographer Adam Burton has documented many of the beaches and landforms on the Dorset side of the coastline.

Durdle Door beach on the Jurassic Coast in winter, Dorset

Durdle Door beach on the Jurassic Coast in winter, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

 

Chalk cliffs and sea stack along Ballard Down, Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Chalk cliffs and sea stack along Ballard Down, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Beautiful sunrise in winter over the rocky coast of Portland Bill, Dorset

Beautiful sunrise in winter over the rocky coast of Portland Bill on the Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

A lone fisherman stands on the beach at West Bay, Dorset

A lone fisherman stands on the beach at West Bay, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Twilight over the pebbly shore at Eype, Dorset

Twilight over the pebbly shore at Eype, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The rocky shores of Pondfield Cove on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset

The rocky shores of Pondfield Cove on the Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Windswept sand dunes on the beach at Studland Bay, with views towards Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Windswept sand dunes on the beach at Studland Bay, with views towards Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Algae covered rocks at sunrise at Church Ope Cove, Portland, Dorset

Algae covered rocks at sunrise at Church Ope Cove, Portland, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Old Harry Rocks at Handfast Point, the start of the Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks at Handfast Point, the start of the Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

A mineralised ammonite fossil at the base of Burton Bradstock cliffs, Dorset

A mineralised ammonite fossil at the base of Burton Bradstock cliffs, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset England, United Kingdom, Europe

Waves wash clean the beautiful beach at Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

Waves wash clean the beautiful beach at Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Waves break onto Durdle Door beach in Dorset

Waves break onto Durdle Door beach, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England. Winter (January) 2011.

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