Looking for the elusive Megalodon tooth

I can't believe it's been a year since I wrote about finding this magnificate shark's tooth at Bracklesham Bay.

One year on and we managed to get over to Walton on the Naze.  It was a spur of the moment, last-minute idea, to go away after being cooped up in our home since March!

We had done our research and knew that we should not expect to find a Megalodon tooth, and like Bracklesham, finding fossils can be very much hit and miss, but deep down you do secretly hope.

Ours was a miss.

We found one tooth the day we went.

Walton on the Naze
We still had a lovely day out, it's always fun looking for fossils and depending on the tides we either have lunch or tea on the beach too.

Having lunch at the Naze

We had seen on TikTok a fossil hunter who is forever finding mammoth teeth on the beach at Holland-on-sea!  This is not a site that I had on my list of 'possible finds' but as it was only a short drive from Walton we went there the next day.

Great finds!

Sharks Teeth found at Holland on Sea

No Megalodon, but this is the result of our day at Holland.   The teeth don't wash up like Backlehsam, I have to admit when they're there at Bracklesham they are easier to find, but these teeth are in the shingle.  

This is actually my kind of searching.  I like to plonk myself down on the shingle and have a root around and then move on a bit.  Hubby likes to walk the shoreline and my son likes to roam the beach between us.

At the end of the day, any beachcombing, fossil hunting or scoring the stones is good fun.  It's free, it's outside and it's a family event.  You can't ask for more than that!

Maybe this time next year we would have visited Yorkshire or the Isle of Wight.

Holland on Sea


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