Fossil hunting on Kilve Beach

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Fossil hunting on Kilve Beach

Fossil on Kilve Beach, Somerset

Fossil on Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve Beach, Somerset

Kilve, West Somerset is a lovely beach for families.  With small rocks on to climb on and fossils to discover it’s a really good afternoon out.

From the car park (info on that at the bottom of this post) we walked the short distance to the beach and headed left along the beach itself. With a friendly family fossil finding competition we soon found ourselves concentrating, eyes down, scouring the rocks. It only took a couple of minutes to find our first fossil. There are tiny and large fossils to be found. Being a Site of Special Scientific Interest there’s no hammers allowed on the beach and there’s meant to be no collecting, however we saw a  couple of people pocketing small fossils on their way.

Please note:  Clambering over rocks and hunting for fossils is lots of fun but do stay safe. Check Kilve tide times before visiting and keep away from the base of the cliffs.

Further along the beach there are steps up to the coastal path, which we walked back along, so we traveled a circular route. That gave us the fun of fossil hunting and the spectacular views of the Somerset and Jurassic Coastline.

When we arrived back to the start, by Kilve Pill which is next to the car park we headed to the tearooms for a well deserved ice-cream!

Kilve Pill, Somerset
Kilve Pill, Somerset

Handy info

Parking: A Β£2.50 daily parking charge applies from 1st March until 31st October only. Parking outside of these dates is free of charge.
Access to the beach and tearooms is nearby.

 

Tearooms: You will spot the tearooms on the left hand side just before the car park. They do lovely local ice-cream, cream teas and lunches and have a large and attractive garden and toilet facilities. Set next to the historic ruins of Kilve Chantry you will see lots of friendly birds hopping  around you as you eat, here’s the robin redbreast who visited our table…

Robin Redbreast

Information on Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Looking for somewhere to stay nearby? We recommend Somerset Yurts.


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