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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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  • One of nature's beautiful creations. The walk down to the beach is very steep so care needs to be taken. I saw a couple of people slip on the dry rubble. The last descent is by some very uneven steps....  more »
  • Lovely walk from Lulworth cove to Durdle door. Was a lovely sunny day so great to take in the fantastic views. Bit of a slog down to Durdle door for the little one but just about managed it. Great vie...  more »
  • Came here as part of our week away. The views are amazing, would definitely recommend. My boyfriend is a photographer and loved it here. We will be returning in the summer. 
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  • Fantastic place for a dayout with family or friends (or solo as I did try it myself). Great scenery on the beach and from top of the cliff looking to the sea, beach and countryside on the north. Remember to bring changes as pay machines at the car park do not accept card or cannot be operated by phone. If not you can always park on the road few hundred yards away with a nice short walk which would not hurt at all :)
  • Tourist trap, dirty, overcrowded. This place looks at its best on the map, but from real life it's a whole different story. The beach and the surrounding walks are FULL of rubbish that no one seams interested in picking up; new and old rubbish. Prices are simply outrageous, with a carpark that competes with London prices: minimum charge £4 and that will get you only 2 hours. Compare this with another local beach a short drive away, where they charge £0.40 per hour, or £2 for the whole day. One small scoop ice cream: £2.75 and no notion of food hygiene whatsoever. Definitely a place to avoid.
  • Parking is a bit complicated and the car park itself is dusty/muddy, but worth the trip. Make sure you climb up as highest you can to have a great view.
  • Beautiful place. Well worth visiting.
  • Went here as a child & remember sheltering from the rain under the blanket we were sitting on. Now 40+ years later I return - and it hasn't changed a bit!