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Lilstock Beach

Lilstock Beach

Lilstock beach is a beach of mostly shingle, sand and mud, with low cliffs to the east and west. There is a car parking area at Grid Ref: ST171451, which can be reached by turning off onto a track at Lilstock village. The beach is about 200 yards further down the track, and looks out towards Steep Holm. Fossil hunting is a popular activity, with finds including ammonites and reptile vertebrae (icthyosaur and pleisiosaur). The blue lias cliffs to the east are a good starting point. As this is an SSSI, extracting fossils from the cliffs or bedrock is not permitted.

The sea here is a muddy brown colour, and the presence of a sewage outfall means swimming is definitely not advisable.

The coastal path approaching Lilstock
The coastal path approaching Lilstock
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