We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Review Highlights
Fossil hunting for two

We had a very happy few hours with Martin at Charmouth Beach. The first part was dedicated to... read more

Reviewed today
drjastewart
Very informative and fun fossil morning

Martin began with a fun but comprehensive learning session and safety talk. Armed with our new... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
H9820KVemmas
,
Royston, United Kingdom
Read all 180 reviews
  
Reviews (180)
Filter reviews
180 results
Traveller rating
179
1
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Traveller rating
179
1
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great guide training session fossil hunt fossil walk jurassic coast wonderful morning his enthusiasm different types late booking beach safety knew exactly where dad jokes kids aged charmouth beach short space of time great with kids stay safe
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
13 - 18 of 180 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martin provides a really fun approach to fossil hunting, for all ages. This experience was the highlight of our holiday and we now know a lot more about fossils than we did when we arrived. His talk before we set off on our hunt, equipped us with the essentials of what to look for and how to remember the key information. He then accompanied us onto the beach and assisted with the hunt, helping us to find fossils and teaching us what to reject.
All in all a friendly, happy day was had by us all. (3 adults).
Thanks
Martin

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank helenpW690XY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MartinC6325, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Helen,
Thank you for your kind review, it was great to meet you all. Good luck with any future fossil hunting trips.
Kind regards
Martin

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast with Martin. He clearly knows his stuff and helps you understand it in approachable, fun ways. We left the day far more clued up than when we started, having had a lot of fun and found a number of great fossils. He even took one of them for us and cleaned it up so it looks stunning now!

From a few days of lovely experiences, this was without doubt the highlight and I've definitely now got the fossil-hunting bug!

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank Q7762HJbeng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MartinC6325, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ben,
Thank you for your kind review, it was great to meet you both! Glad you enjoyed your walk and no problem, cleaning the fossils up for you.
Good luck with any future fossil hunting adventures.
Kind regards
Martin

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours with Martin. The first hiding from pouring rain but learning so much about keeping safe, the fossils to be found from Charmouth and, most essentially, where and how to find them. The skies then cleared on cue and we managed to put all that into practice, finding some very nice pyrite ammonites and other pieces. We felt that the lessons from the day will help us tremendously in the future and highly recommend Martin to anyone else just starting out.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank Ian F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MartinC6325, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ian,
Thank you for your kind review! Well done for putting up with the rain that day... at least it stopped for our walk! Good luck with any future fossil hunting trips.
Kind regards
Martin

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic fossil hunt with Martin who was very knowledgable. His talk before we went fossil hunting made finding them so much easier. We all came away with multiple fossils each and over all were very happy with the trip. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank 93beng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MartinC6325, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ben,
Thank you for your kind review!
It was a really enjoyable day... sorry about the jokes!
Two Ichthyosaur verts on one walk... amazing finds, so well done! Good luck with any future fossil hunting adventures!
Kind regards
Martin

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Martin is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We just did the training bit but it was worth the money and time spent. It helped in finding the fossils! My eight year old son had a great great time fossil hunting soon after. Would definitely recommend Martin and his fossil walks!

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank 958rajb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MartinC6325, Owner at Jurassic Coast Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Raj,
Thank you for your kind review, great to meet you, and good luck with your fossil hunting adventures!
Kind regards
Martin

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews