Wyke Regis is a village in south Dorset, England. The village is part of the south western suburbs of Weymouth, on the northern shore of Portland Harbour and the south-eastern end of Chesil Beach. Wyke is 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of the county town, Dorchester.
Wyke Regis looks over Chesil Beach and the Fleet lagoon to the west, the Isle of Portland to the south and Portland Harbour to the south and east. The village provides an excellent viewpoint for spectators of events at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, such as the J24 World Sailing Championships, and in 2012 the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games. The South West Coast Path passes around the coast of the village, which is also around half-way along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
The Jurassic Coast
The heritage jurassic coast of Dorset, England has won international acclaim. The Dorset coastline has been awarded world heritage site status.
The Dorset and East Devon coastline of England, where countless fossils have been found over hundreds of years, has been given world heritage site status this puts the coast, which includes the beautiful cliffs of golden cap and the resort of Lyme Regis, on a par with the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef. The coast is the first natural site to win the ultimate accolade in England.
Unesco have agreed to inscribe the jurassic coast as an outstanding example representing a major stage of earths history and the record of life.