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Isle of Wight Fossil Locations

Click to view details Alum Bay (Isle of Wight) Palaeogene and Cretaceous

Summary: Although fossils are not the main attraction, the combination of fascinating geology and stunning views, make this a worthy destination for individuals and families. It's worth spending a few hours at Alum Bay and experiencing the chartered boat trip to view the Needles and lighthouse.

Fossils: Bivalves and gastropods in particular.

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Click to view details Bouldnor (Isle of Wight) Eocene

Summary: The fossils between Bouldnor and Hampstead range from very large sections of tree trunks to tiny gastropods and can be found all year round, although in varying volume depending of the prevailing conditions. The coastline has yielded a range of well preserved mammal remains over the years.

Fossils: Bivalves, turtle carapace, mammal bones and teeth...

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Left: A birthday party with a twist - fossil hunting at Peacehaven. Right: A family hold their prized ammonite at Beachy Head.

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