The Smugglers' Inn at Osmington Mills
The coastline around Osmington Mills is part of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, and fossils can be found in the cliffs. The rocks consist of Kimmeridge Clay and the Corallian group from the Oxfordian (Upper Jurassic) and have an interesting trace fossil assemblage. To the west are Black Head and beyond that Redcliff Point, with fossils in the Upper Oxford Clay.
Osmington Mills is popular with tourists, providing facilities such as camping and caravan sites, a public house (of which the site has been traced back to the 13th century), and attractive coastal walks.
The area around Osmington Mills and Osmington Bay was painted by the landscape artist John Constable in the early 19th century. He spent his honeymoon in the area in 1816. Paintings include:
- Osmington Bay
- A View of Osmington Bay
- Weymouth Bay from the Downs above Osmington Mills
- Weymouth Bay: Bowleaze Cove and Jordon Hill
- Callaghan, Christopher. "The Palaeoichnology of the Oxfordian of Osmington Mills, Dorset". https://port.academia.edu/ChristopherCallaghan/Papers/602493/The_Palaeoichnology_of_the_Oxfordian_of_Osmington_Mills_Dorset.
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- "CONSTABLE : impressions of land, sea and sky - John CONSTABLE - Osmington Bay". http://nga.gov.au/exhibition/constable/Detail.cfm?IRN=145055&ViewID=2. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- "Posters, Art Prints, Vintage Posters & Canvas Art at Barewalls.com". http://artwork.barewalls.com/artwork/AViewofOsmingtonBayDorset.html?productid=376151&ns=normal. Retrieved 7 October 2014.