We think you’ll love this unique activity on the UK’s Jurassic Coast! With over 95 miles of coastline to explore, participating in guided fossil hunting with mini hammers along the beautiful south coast of Dorset and Devon, is a brilliant day out. And if you don't want to do your own fossil hunting you can see one of the many fossils that have been collected by the professionals in a visitor centre.
Now, exploring the whole coastline would be a momentous task, so why not pick an area that ties into another event or activity you’ve planned and go see what you can find among the rocks and on the local beaches?
The Jurassic Coast trust says: Unless you plan to make fossil hunting a regular hobby, taking a hammer is a waste of time. It can take months to learn how to find fossils that are hidden within the rocks.
Here’s the good news - many fossils are found among the beach pebbles, just waiting to be spotted.
Your most important tool? … your eyes.
Our top tip? … be patient. Fossil hunting is mostly about luck. The more time spent searching, the better the chance of finding something.
No need to book, just bring your own tools!
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Royal Beacon Hotel
By train: Both Exmouth and Weymouth have good train links to London, with Weymouth also at the end of a Cross Country service from Manchester, Birmingham, and Reading.
By road: Both areas can be reached by coach, with buses connecting the smaller towns and villages along the coast. Weymouth is a 30-minute bush journey from Lulworth Cove.
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