The cliffs at Saunton Sands expose sandstone and Carboniferous limestone containing crinoids and fragments of brachiopods. They are more rich in the rocks and pebbles that have fallen from the cliff face and it is a much safer way to hunt for the fossils. If you look carefully it is hard not to come home with a rock covered in fossil prints or the real thing!
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To the very right of the beach and then go forwards you will find a small gap between the rocks and cliffs go through there and you will see pebbles and a rich deposit of fossils.
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Mostly Carboniferous crinoids and brachiopods. The sandstone can very rareley expose pliocene fossils.
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