Thank you Pete and Nomadclifeguide! Yes, we will be part of the tourists, lol. We are happy to go to less busy spots, I know there are so many options, any help narrowing down where to go would be appreciated. I grew up in NJ and went fossil hunting in Big Brook Creek, where the first North American documented Mosasaur was found, we find tons there every year! I will do more searching around, if anyone has a suggestion for a place to go that they love, I would be grateful. Thank you!
Try the ukfossils.com website for guides to locations near you. Look at Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset. August is very busy and areas will be heavily collected at the same time as not being much eroded by weather but even if you don’t find so much to take home you will definitely see plenty in situ. Perhaps join a fossil walk with Charmouth Heritage Centre or Lyme Regis museum to get the best experience of an unfamiliar location - both are inexpensive and excellent. Happy hunting!