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Today i visited saltwick bay, the beach right next to famous Whitby.

I parked at the holiday park at the top, had a cup of tea and made my way down the steep steps.

 

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The beach is great, good for dog walking and fossil collecting!

 

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The cliffs are massive and the pictures do not do it justice to show how large they are. It is also constantly eroding even while i was stood there. So it’s probably wise to spend as little time under them as possible. It’s rarther scary really.

 

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I had lots of great finds, my favorite find of the day is the hildoceras on the left. Others included multiple ammonite nodules and a Belemnite phragmocone.

 

Another great place to come if you’re in the area!

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Tidgy's Dad

I love Whitby and Saltwick Bay. :wub:

Spent a couple of weekends hunting for Dracula back in the 80's, but all I found were fossils. 

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Another wonderful place with great fossils.

Your finding some great fossils on this holiday!

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29 minutes ago, ynot said:

Another wonderful place with great fossils.

Your finding some great fossils on this holiday!

For sure! no marine reptile though! :(

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Nice haul!

 

By the way - does the upper right specimen have an ammonite and a belemnite together in one rock?  Great find! :dinothumb:

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2 hours ago, Monica said:

Nice haul!

 

By the way - does the upper right specimen have an ammonite and a belemnite together in one rock?  Great find! :dinothumb:

It did, and it was on a large slab. I tried to take it out but the ammonite and belemite both broke. Still a good picture though.

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Excellent finds. Only proper to start the collecting day with a warm cup of tea. Your photos and account make me want to return to England and visit that site. 

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