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Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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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  • We visited in August 2016. Walked from West Lulworth. Been here many times before but surprised how popular it now is and how the car park(s) have grown. We prefer when quieter. 
  • We visited Lulworth Cove, arriving at 10.30am. The car park was quite full even then, what i was shocked at was the price of parking, £4.00 for two hours, an absolute rip off. We had a nice walk, down...  read more »
  • I've visited here for years as both an adult and as a child. The views are breathtaking and I can not rave enough about this beauty spot. Get here early as crowds can be big which is a shame x 
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • This place is stunning. Lots of geological interest and a great cove to swim.
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