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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. Arrange your visit to Lulworth Cove and discover more family-friendly attractions in West Lulworth using our West Lulworth trip planner .
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  • The Door and the Cove have a joint parking agreement so you can use the same pass for both subject to time totals. The Door has a rather steep lengthy road to follow but it is well worth it when you g...  more »
  • Whilst staying in Dorset for the weekend we visited on a Sunday- bright sunny day Parking is very expensive which is a unnecessary as parking on a grass field Quite a hike up the hill- not recommended...  more »
  • A most amazing place to go and see. Remarkable rockface and part of the Jurassic coast. A steep climb to 'durdle door' but a must. Very much a tourist attraction ( the usual gift shops and cafes) so g...  more »
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