Large Increase in Visitor Numbers to Dorset Coast
Despite the risk of another major landslide around the Lyme Regis area, the summer weather is bringing record crowds to the southern coast of England and in particular to go fossil hunting on the beaches that make up the Jurassic Coast. There has been an increase in the number of walkers taking advantage of the fine weather to explore the cliff top walks and officials at the Dorset council have urged everyone who uses the cliff top walks and trails to take notice of the safety signs that have been erected. Parts of the cliff remain unstable and walkers are urged not to go too close to the edge and to avoid sections of the path that have been marked.
If fossil hunting on the beach, tourists are advised to stay well clear of the bottom of the cliffs and to take the advice of local coast guards and coast watchers with regards to tides and times.