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The villages of Bracklesham and East Wittering are found in the centre of the bay and it is bordered by the town of Selsey on the southern/eastern tip and the village of West Wittering on the west side. The nearest city is Chichester, which is 8 miles to the north. Sourced with thanks from Wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracklesham_Bay A popular holiday destination for families, Bracklesham Bay attracts bathers, divers and windsurfers alike to the choice of caravan parks and holiday villages. Although possessing less amenities than nearby East Wittering, Bracklesham does have a range of restaurants, shops and takeaways and a post office.

Bracklesham is one of the few places in the country where fossils are numerous and can be found all year round, however budding geologists are best to visit during the winter when the clay beds are exposed. Sourced with thanks from  Westwitteringproperty.com There are few places in the country where fossils are so abundant. The geology of the area dates from the Eocene period some 45-50 million years ago. At this time the sea was warm and shallow, marine life was rich. Fossils can be found all year round, however it's best to visit during the winter when the clay beds are exposed. For most of the year the beds are covered with sand, but a great variety of fossils can still be found on the surface. The frequency of finds is the result of continuous wave erosion of the clay beds. As the waves wash away the clay, the fossils become loosened eventually detaching themselves and washing ashore.

Article and Graphic sourced with thanks from Discoveringfossils.co.uk

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