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Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth

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Lulworth Cove represent two of Britain's finest examples of a cove and a rock arch. Take the footpath between the two landforms. Lulworth Cove forms a nearly perfect horseshoe around the sea, with soft sand along the high point in its curve and cliffs tumbling down to the water at the cove's ends. About 2 km (1.25 mi) to the east, the rock arch of Durdle Door juts out into the sea. It takes its name from the Old English word for drill, "thirl," which aptly describes how the sea created a large hole in the limestone cliff. The area retains its natural setting, and a mobile kiosk on the walking path to the arch in summer is the only facility you'll find here. To visit Lulworth Cove on your holiday in West Lulworth, and find out what else West Lulworth has to offer, use our West Lulworth trip generator.
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  • Excellent views and scenery, well worth the effort. We visited early evening and found we still had to pay £4 for the car park even though we only had an hour before the end of day. The walk down the ...  more »
  • I have to say I was really looking forward to eating here on our night away. It looked a lovely place and we had actually decided to eat here rather than where we were staying.... Big mistake, we had ...  more »
  • Super location & wonderful walks on the coast. Parking pricey for the whole day we paid £5 for 4hours. Very steep down to the beach so only go if you are good on your feet and can manage lots of steps...  more »

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