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The Jurassic Coast

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The Jurassic Coast


My fossil mad kids want to go fossil-hunting in Lyme Regis over Easter. I've been to Lyme once - years ago - can anyone recommend anywhere child-friendly to stay and where's the best place for fossil-hunting? We will have a car.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Hi micra1

The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth to Weymouth, though I know Lyme Regis has a good reputation for fossils.

Can I therefore suggest the following as somewhere to stay


This is situated just to the West of Lyme Regis and also makes the rest of this coastline easily accessible by car.

This is a working farm in as much as they breed Alpacas for their wool and you couldn't hope to meet a nicer couple than the Pady's who own and run Horriford Farm.

And if the kids want a day off from fossil hunting, the farm may provide a welcome alternative.

Also check out Colyton's website here


I can recommend the Kingfisher pub, which is regularly in the Good Pub Guide.

I am sure you will have a good trip.

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Thanks for your help, Cjlb, I will check out your suggestions.


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We visited the Jurassic Coast recently. Charmouth is reputedly the best place for finding fossils, but we didn't have any success in about 2 hours of trying. There is, however, a terrific little gift shop there that has huge ichthyosaur fossils displayed on the wall. The shop owner, a personable fellow by the name of Tony Gill, found them exposed in the cliff after a raging storm many years ago. If you come up empty handed, you can always buy a small fossil souvenir (found by other people!) at incredibly reasonable prices. We did. :)

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