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Charmouth West Beach

Charmouth has to be one of the most famous places for collecting fossils in the world. Part of Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast; many a happy hour can be spent scouring the beach for ammonites and belemnites.

5 Stars

Jul 2017

Miss Battrick

Lovely beach, brilliant for fossil hunting

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4 Stars

Jan 2010

Mrs Avis

Take a fossil hunting guided walk or boat trip. No sand but plenty to keep the kids amused.

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5 Stars

Nov 2009

The hours seem to have a habit of slipping by while you're wandering along hunting for fossils on this stretch of coast. The kids love the excitement of finding an ammonite or debating the authenticity of possible 'dinosaur bones'. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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