Staithes - Jurassic Gems in Jet Wyke

Come join us on a family fossil hunt to Staithes.

Step back in time hunt for the Whitby Jet on this Hidden Gem of a beach on the Yorkshire Coast.

Fossil Hunting trips

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This is a 3 hour tour starting from outside the "Cod and Lobster" Pub at bottom of the picturesque seaside village of Staithes, North Yorkshire. 

The tour starts at the advertised start time so please come about 15 minutes before. 

The trip starts with a short presentation explaining the safety side of fossil collecting and showing you the different fossils that we may find during our hunt.

Once you are primed with what to look for it is time to start looking through the pebbles on the beach and see what we can find. Our tour guide is on hand to identify your finds and if your pebble needs splitting open to reveal the fossil inside. 

We travel south along the Rocky and sometimes slippery foreshore towards Jet Wyke. Where our tour guide will explain how to hunt for the local gemstone - Whitby Jet. 

A fascinating 3 hour tour that is bound to please all ages groups.

SUITABILITY RATING - Ideal for families, beginners, and amateurs. Not suitable for children under 6 years old or for adults with mobility issues. 

START LOCATION - Outside the "Cod and Lobster" pub Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5DF

PARKING - A car park is available at the top of the village near the business centre at TS13 5BB

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