Black Head, Dorset

Black Head a headland on the south coast of England, to the east of Weymouth in Dorset.[1] It lies on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape known for its geology. Fossils can be found in the area.[2]

The headland faces out over to the Isle of Portland. It is so-called because of the black colouring of the cliffs at this point. To the west along the coast are Redcliff Point and Bowleaze Cove. To the east are the coastal village of Osmington Mills and beyond that Bran Point.

See also


  1. B.M. Cox, Black Head, Geological Conservation Review.
  2. Ian West, Osmington Mills – Black Head; Geology of the Wessex Coast, 8 November 2007.

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