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Monmouth Beach

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Address: Lyme Regis, England
Phone Number: 01793535766

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Fossils not easy to find

My daughter had high expectations of finding fossils but we only saw the big ones that cannot be removed. We wanted to do a fossil walk but there were none running when we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
NickyMM
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter had high expectations of finding fossils but we only saw the big ones that cannot be removed. We wanted to do a fossil walk but there were none running when we were there. If you are inexperienced its probably best to get some expert knowledge

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Royston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a regular visitor to Lyme Regis for the last 8 years, during this time I have spent many hours looking for fossils both summer and winter. Monmouth beach is hard going if you are not experienced but having said that, if you do find something it is going usually going to be quite big and worth while.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

For my birthday I received a rock hammer! What an excellent choice - as we were staying in Lyme for a few days and I spent a morning on Monmouth Beach splitting rocks. Before I go on - firstly I advise anyone who wants to fossil hunt to go to the tourist information office in Lyme and tell them that... More 

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Thank Nick P
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Wonderful beach, big shingle, and the potential to split a rock and find a fossil ... well, we didn't: you might! We walked for about half a mile, keeping a little away from the cliff as we'd been warned about the risk of being hit by falling rocks, though it seemed pretty quiet and safe when we were there. Lovely... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

enjoyed the walk which gave insight into how the fossils wash up. lots of people excavating in the loose hillside so any items of interest quickly picked up. best to book a fossil tour as easy to miss fossils. need a lot of work to clean up and polish

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It may be more challenging than it looks so make sure you have proper footwear. I was wearing hiking boots, and I do not think that was too much. Wild beauty of this spot is a stunning contrast to the nearby marine posher views.

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Thank Julia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Good fossils, but you need to know what your looking . Has a bed of Ammonites on the beach you can look at.. You aren't allowed to dig into cliff, but can look on beach and cliff falls. Cliff falls are frequent , and dangerous. Very stony and not easy to walk over.. Also tides needs to be watched carefully... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Ensure you check the web for low tide times, and then park up by the cobb (two to three hours should be fine) and then scramble your way over the rocks and pebbles along the bay towards the headland. (Being careful to look for the various fossils in the rocks along the way). After 3-400 metres, you will see shelves... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Spent a lovely afternoon exploring with the kids, very exciting looking for fossils. Take a good camera and you can get some lovely closeup shots.

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Thank Melton666
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a dog friendly beach right next to all the attractions of Lyme. Probably more suited to bigger dogs as 2 of my 3 dogs had trouble walking on the stones and so did I. High cuffed trainers are probably the order of the day. Very scenic beach with holiday homes, boatyard and beach huts along the edge also... More 

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