Fossil Hunting on the Suffolk Coast

Fossil Hunting on the Suffolk Coast

Suffolk has some great places to collect fossils, whether you’re a keen fossil hunter or just wanting to encourage the children out for a walk. 

Many fossils are found just lying amongst the stones and shingle but the London clay in the Bawdsey and  Ramsholt area is rich in bird and fish remains, sharks teeth and reptiles. 

Whilst fossils can be found all year round, winter and spring tend to yield the most pieces as the rough seas scours the coast line exposing a fresh harvest. It’s also worth timing you expedition with the low or ebbing tide to allow more time to search. 

Local tide times can be found on the BBC’s weather coast and tides website.  Finding fossils can be very rewarding but the real challenge is to identify your treasure!

For more information on Fossil hunting in Suffolk see the website link.

Also, read our article about finding amber on the suffolk coast here

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