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Monmouth Beach

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Address: Lyme Regis, England
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+44 1793 535766

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Peaceful, beautiful fossil beach

Love Monmouth beach, it's always interesting to walk along, Ammonite grave yard is amazing. If your into fossils this is a beach to check out. Can also lay on the sand and swim... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Julia F
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Monmouth beach, it's always interesting to walk along, Ammonite grave yard is amazing. If your into fossils this is a beach to check out. Can also lay on the sand and swim across the reefs

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The low tide uncovers large flat limestone rocks all along Monmouth Beach (thus called because the Duke of Monmouth landed there during the Civil War, to claim the throne of England...). They are a fantastic display of fossils of every kind, left there in the Jurassic era. A spectacular place.

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Thank Lucio F
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This long shingle beach might be a bit tough going for some, but the rewards of seeing large ammonites in the local stones are well worth the effort. Smaller finds can be made by anyone jusy lokking among the pebbles, especially after winter storms.

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Thank georginams2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many fossils on one beach it was amazing. About half a mile to the west of the beach is what is called fossil graveyard. The whole floor is covered in thousands of massive ammonites, truly amazing.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a good beach for sitting out in but very good for finding fossils. Beware the nearby cliff as it is unstable and prone to slippage.

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Thank Phil P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We scoured the beach for Fossils as this was on my bucket list...and luckily I found a few. Reportedly it is better to visit after a storm, (which is why we chose November for our visit) unfortunately the weekend was as sunny as any in the summer, but we still had a fantastic time!

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Thank StaEulalia
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We parked in Lyme Regis up above the beach £2.00 per day no sleeping overnight allowed .To get to the beach lots of steps you need to be fit down is not to bad but going up is a killer ,when you get down to the beach its rocky and stoney so you need good footwear.when we was on the... More 

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Thank FRANKIE-LONG
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

An enjoyable afternoon fossil hunting on Monmouth beach. Best done at low tide so be mindful of when you are going. Good shoes are highly recommended as the large rocks can be tricky to walk over.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky with the weather during our weekend down in Lyme Regis and this enabled a fantastic walk along the quite long beach. I will mirror other reviews and recommend strong walking shoes due to lots of rocks and other loose items along your stroll just waiting to rein havoc on your ankles. We found quite a few... More 

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Thank Peter S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Lyme Regis on day trip. Unfortunately the tide was in so could not walk along the beach to do fossil hunting but still a remarkable sight with the waves crashing upon the steps. It was hard to believe a coupleof hours ago you could have seen the beach.

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