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DORSET - Charmouth

3. The Fossil Cliff Coast at Charmouth on the south-west coast of Dorset

The pebble beach at Charmouth and the Jurassic fossil bearing cliffs in the distance (180-195 million years old). Fossils found include ammonites, nautilus, belemnites, crinoids, shells and bones etc.

 

Landslips offer the best opportunity for finding new fossils!

 

Sedimentary rock layers of the cliffs on the coast near Charmouth, which are very unstable and easily eroded.

 

Sedimentary rock layers of fine mudstone in the cliffs on the coast near Charmouth.

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