Discover The Jurassic Coast & Fossil Hunting with Lyme Bay Holidays

Jurassic Coast

Lyme Bay Holidays specialise in stunning holiday homes in Dorset, Devon. Famous for its Jurassic Coast, why not take your family on a fun fossil hunting holiday!

Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting is one of the main attractions here. We were sent a Jurassic Coast fossil kit to get the excitement going! The kit itself is full of fascinating fossils including shark teeth! Which my children were absolutely in awe of.


Also included is a handy guide and adventure story book, ‘The Dinosaur Detectives’, as well as their very own excavating kit so they can discover and dig up their own fossils and minerals!

fossil kit

The Jurassic Coast is a stunning location with magnificent cliffs and a beautiful coastal line. You can find fossils right along the coast, the best place for collecting is in Charmouth. You can even join a guided fossil walk where you may have more luck at finding a rarer specimen!

For children there is nothing more magical than finding a fossilised creature, helping to understand how life has changed, adapted and survived over millions of years.

fossil hunting

The Jurassic Coast is world famous for its abundance of preserved fossils. Including those from animals and plants. These evolved during the Mesozoic era between 250 and 65 million years ago.

My husband recently took our son out for an adventure and they proudly returned with this beauty of a fossil they had found.

plant fossil

As well as fossil hunting there are plenty of other activities to do and places to see in the Jurassic Coast these include;

  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking and walking
  • Visit the seaside town of Lyme Regis

Dorset holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidays offer nearly 300 self-catering properties with something for everyone. All the properties are less than 15 miles from the heart of Lyme Regis. Their range of cottages are situated right throughout the Jurassic Coast which is within one of England’s World Heritage Sites.

Will you be going fossil hunting this year?

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