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South West England Fossil Locations

Click to view details Charmouth (Dorset) Jurassic

Summary: Charmouth is a great place to explore for fossils. The abundance and quality of fossils in good. The location offers a range of facilities including a heritage centre, shop and restaurant. Parking is also very good.

Fossils: ammonites, bivalves, belemnites, marine reptile bones...

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Click to view details Durlston Bay (Dorset) Cretaceous

Summary: Durlston Bay is much less publicised for its fossils than many other locations along the Dorset coast, despite yielding some very good specimens over the years. Good finds are reliant on recent cliff falls, at which time visitors to the area can hope to find a range of fossils.

Fossils: crocodile and turtle bones/bones, bivalves, plants...

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Click to view details Kimmeridge (Dorset) Jurassic

Summary: Fossils occur commonly throughout the Kimmeridge Clay, in particular the shells of ammonites and bivalves. Less common finds include the skeletal remains of marine reptiles and in extremely rare instances the bones of dinosaurs and pterosaurs.

Fossils: ammonites, bivalves, marine reptile bones and teeth...

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Click to view details Lyme Regis (Dorset) Jurassic

Summary: Lyme Regis is probably the most famous location in the country to find fossils. The town has been built around the quality and volume of fossils uncovered in recent centuries. Facilities are excellent.

Fossils: ammonites, marine reptile remains, belemnites, bivalves, crinoids...

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Click to view details Seatown (Dorset) Jurassic

Summary: Seatown is a small village located 3 miles east of Charmouth and a short distance from its more famous neighbour Lyme Regis. The cliffs and foreshore date predominantly from the Early Jurassic period, and are a younger continuation of the rock sequence seen at Charmouth.

Fossils: ammonites, bivalves, belemnites, marine reptile remains...

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