Burton Bradstock beach and cliffs are included in the newWorld
Heritage Site which runs from Orcombe Point (near Exmouth in Devon) to Old
Harry Rocks (near Studland in Dorset).
The boundaries are limited to the
coastal strip which includes the current cliff tops and runs down to the level
of the lowest tide. The coastal strip is restricted to those areas which are currently
designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their geology and/or geomorphology,
or lie within the boundaries of an existing Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The following link to the Dorset
County Council relates to background material that was used to promote the
application for World Heraitage Site status. Many of the documents are long but
try searching any you select (Ctrl F) for burton to find relvant local
The Dorset Coast
Forum site also contains some interesting background material
Much of the above material is also available fromwww.swgfl.org.uk/jurassic.