Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Lulworth Cove ranks alongside its neighbour, Durdle Door, as one of the most photographed and popular spots in Dorset. An almost totally circular shingle bay nestled below dramatic cliffs, and backed by a tiny village of fisherman’s houses, it is highly picturesque. Try and visit out of season, however, as the place can be mobbed in summer. The cove and its surroundings are famous for their geology and you’ll find a succession of school geography trips exploring the famous landforms, including the famous ‘Lulworth Crumple’ and Stair Hole. The Heritage Centre by the main car park is the best place to find out about the local geology, and the various coastal walks you can do from here, including the one to Durdle Door (around 20 minutes to the west).

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