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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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  • We went to primarily walk part of the Coastal Path, which is stunning. Fortunately, the weather was quite mild, although very windy when high up on the cliffs! Following our walk, we went into the Lul...  more »
  • I did not stay in park, I stayed in a shepherd’s but 2 miles down the road in W. Lulworth. That being said, the hike up to the trailhead is a good warm up. I recommend the following: - Hiking boots: t...  more »
  • You can’t fault the location, but you need to be careful getting to the beach. The steps going down can be Treacherous as they become, Wet and slippery depending on weather conditions. Parking iPhone ...  more »
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  • Lulworth cove is a brilliant place to go on a walk. It is an amazing naturally formed cove that is sheltered from the cold sea so it is nice to swim in in the summer. You can climb up the cliff to get a great view of the cove, make sure to bring your camera!
  • Went here on a school visit very good place,nice village/shop and good restaurant as well a a stunning beach and view as well as the mountain you go can walk on only bad thing is the toilets are very dirty and the car park is hard to get out of when muddy or steep furthermore not so bad.
  • Another of nature's treats to us. Even body should visit at least once but rugged coast not for the week hearted or unadventurous.
  • Fantastic scenery and walks in this area. The walk to Durdle Door is a must. There are decent facilities but the car park is expensive and gets muddy in wet weather. If you are looking for a sandy beach try somewhere else.
  • First time visitor, and I wasn't disappointed. Stunning views and lovely place for walking. There is also a few nice pubs, shops and cafes to stop at too.
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