Fossil locations of Great Britain


The following page features a selection of classic fossil hunting locations from around Great Britain. The locations are grouped by the dominant surface geology.


Palaeogene (65.5 – 23 Million Years Ago)

Alum Bay
(Isle of Wight)

Barton on Sea
(Hampshire)

Bouldnor
(Isle of Wight)

Bracklesham Bay
(West Sussex)
Warden Point
(Isle of Sheppey)
Herne Bay
(Kent)

Walton-on-the-Naze
(Essex)

Cretaceous (145.5 – 65.5 MYA)

Beachy Head
(East Sussex)
Fairlight
(East Sussex)
Hunstanton
(Norfolk)

Dover
(Kent)
Folkestone
(Kent)
Seaford Head
(East Sussex)

Durlston Bay
(Dorset)
Hastings
(East Sussex)
Seven Sisters
(East Sussex)


Jurassic (199.6 – 145.5 MYA)

Charmouth
(Dorset)
Lyme Regis
(Dorset)
Dunrobin
(Sutherland)
Seatown
(Dorset)
Kimmeridge
(Dorset)
River Brora
(Sutherland)

Carboniferous (359.2 – 299 MYA)

Crail
(Fife)
East Wemyss
(Fife)
Kingsbarns
(Fife)

Silurian (443.7 – 416 MYA)

Marloes Sands
(Pembrokeshire)