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Bracklesham fossil hunts
Updated 5 March 2020

All trips are late afternoon to catch better low tides and last about 2 hours. This gives more opportunity to see the fossil beds (if not buried beneath beach sand). Please allow good time to arrive, traffic and parking can be difficult, especially in the summer. Note that SatNav is not always reliable. The Bracklesham car park where we start is the same location as Billy’s cafe. Parking charges cease at 6.00pm, reduced charges apply for up to 2 hours.


Meet at the slipway near the cafe. The beach is colder than you expect - dress appropriately with footwear that can get wet. Small collecting bags will be useful.


More information on my Bracklesham fossil hunts is available here. I carry Public Liability insurance but please read the attached risk assessment. Booking is essential - email me by clicking here (otherwise I won’t be there!). Trips will not normally be cancelled for bad weather.



A small charge will be made, payable on the day (cash or cheque)

- £5 per adult, £3 for a young person under age 16, and family groups:

- single adult with up to 3 young persons under age 16 - £10

- two adults with up to 3 young persons under age 16 - £15

Additional young persons at £3 each.

Fossil hunts are generally suitable for

children of 7 yrs and over.


There are often trips with other

societies that include Bracklesham,

which you may be able to join -

see my page on guided walks.

Please contact the organisers or

myself for further information.


Please contact me if your group

wants to arrange a fossil hunt.