Fossils

Fossil Hunting on Trimingham Beach

A belemnite discovered on the beach at Trimingham by Liz King. It is part of a squid-like creature which flourished between the Jurassic and Cretaceous ages around 150,000,000 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Hunt the Belemnite! These seem to be very easy to find on the beach at Trimingham. This is a haul, mixed in with other geological curiosities, which Liz brought back on 9th-10th Feb 2018. Several were discovered all together beside one of the groynes.

 

For information on what to look for on the beach at Trimingham and continuing on to Sidestrand beach, see the UK Fossils Network web-site:

https://ukfossils.co.uk/2011/06/07/trimingham/

https://ukfossils.co.uk/2011/01/04/sidestrand/

Sidestrand and Trimingham Cliffs are certified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The official notification for this, containing the reasons for its classification, appears on this certificate:

https://ukfossils.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/sidestrand.pdf

The cliff between Trimingham and Sidestrand