Large Jurassic ammonite fossil in a beach boulder

An abundance of Jurassic ammonites – seen on a single walk along the shore at Monmouth Beach in Dorset, England, a few years back. There were large ones and small ones; embedded in beach boulders and forming rock pavements; in limestone and shale; some crystallised and others just impressions; some with other fossils preserved alongside or even inside the chambers.

Large Jurassic ammonite fossils embedded in a rock platform on the beach

Small ammonite fossil in Jurassic limestone

Impression of a small ammonite fossil

Large Jurassic ammonite fossil in a beach boulder

Large Jurassic ammonite fossils embedded in a rock platform on the beach

Large Jurassic ammonite fossils embedded in a rock platform on the beach

Large Jurassic ammonite fossil in a beach boulder

Ammonite fossil on Monmouth Beach at Lyme Regis

Ammonite fossil on Monmouth Beach at Lyme Regis

Large Jurassic ammonite fossil in a beach boulder

Large Jurassic ammonite fossil in a beach boulder

Monmouth Beach at low tide

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  1. Lyme Regis is extraordinary like that. The pavement of ammonites is famous. David Attenborough appears in one of his TV series, sitting on the beach with these ammonites. I don’t know if they are still there or still accessible after all the coastal erosion and land falls of earlier this year. Last time I visited there were barriers and warning signs up because of the danger.

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