The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is based in the upstairs floor of a long-disused cement factory. The centre operates within the larger framework of the UNESCO Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site, known as the "Jurassic Coast".
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The Jurassic Coast stretches over a distance of 155 kilometres along this coast. The coastal exposures along the coastline provide a continuous sequence of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning approximately 185 million years of history.