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The rocky cliffs around the town of Baleal, Portugal are filled fossils from the Early Jurassic. In particular nautiloids and belemnites are abundant. Look in flat exposed rocks to see casts and look among the loose rocks to find larger specimens. Be wary of the waves and the cliffs which are erosion-prone and some of the rocks are slippery when wet.
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Drive to the small town of Baleal, and park next to the cliffs. Walk on the west side of the peninsula, next to the surf beach to find the fossils. All the exposed rock by the ocean could contain specimens, and the cliffs run around the entire peninsula. Check out the point for an incredible geological fault called the Ilha De Fora.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
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Thanks to Isaac Eckert
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