Kettleness - In the Search of Sea Dragons

Come join us on a fossil hunt to one of the best beaches in Yorkshire to find fossil sea dragons - Kettleness.

Join in the hunt for Ichthyosaurs, Plesiosaurs, Pliosaurs and Marine Crocodiles.


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Hunt for Sea Dragons

This is a 3 hour tour for a mature audience, starting from the Cafe near the Beach in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire.

The tour leaves from the Cafe at the advertised start time so please come about 15 minutes before. 

Before we reach the beach there is a short presentation explaining the safety side of fossil collecting and showing you the different fossils that we may find during our tour. 

Once you are primed with this knowledge it is time to start looking through the pebbles on the beach as we travel south towards Kettleness point in the distance. Our tour guide is on hand to identify your finds and if your pebble needs splitting open to reveal the fossil inside. 

We travel along the sandy pebble strewn beach that has recently been voted the best beaches in Britain. Along the way our Tour guide will point out geological features.

Once at the far side the beach turns to the rocky slippery platform before turning into a large boulder strewn . 

Once at the other side of the boulder field we find ourselves on Kettleness beach, which historically has been one of the best beaches on the Yorkshire Coast to find Marine Reptile Bones.

After a hunt on this beach we must return back the way we came to Runswick Bay Village. 

A fascinating, but strenuous, tour designed for a more mature audience.

SUITABILITY RATING - Ideal for the more active families and Amateur collectors. Not suitable for young families and children under 12 years old nor for adults with mobility issues. 

START LOCATION - Outside "The Cafe Near the Beach" Runswick Bay, TS13 5HT

PARKING - A small, busy car park can be found at the bottom of the hill near the start position. Runswick Car Park, Bank Bottom Hill, TS13 5HT

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