Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Lulworth Cove is a stunning, horse shoe-shaped cove located on the Dorset coast in the South of England, we took a trip to see what it has to offer.

Date
September 17th 2013

Lulworth Cove is a stunning, horse shoe-shaped cove located on the Dorset coast in the South of England, we took a trip to see what it has to offer. It is a complete force of nature which was formed approximately 10,000 years ago purely from the power of water.

We were extremely keen to visit Lulworth and the surrounding area. The Cove and beach are part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, amazingly it was thought to be Dinosaur territory only a few thousand years ago! The area is extremely important for it’s geological examples, sporting some of the best caves, natural arches, sea stacks and high cliffs in the UK.

In order to make the most of our visit and get the best views we put on our walking boots, Barbour Jackets and took the coastal route from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door. Although a little steep in places, with a few bumps, lumps and cattle on the way, the pathway let us take in the stunning and dramatic landscape with plenty of photo opportunities too.

We walked for approximately 1.5 miles until the Durdle Door (a natural lime stone arch) came into view rising from the sea below us. It really was a sight to behold, quite magical and almost like it should belong on a film set! We descended the steps down to the pebble beach to get a closer view of this magnificent structure.

Having spent some time down on the beach at Durdle Door we decided to make the journey back to Lulworth as some friends had told us ‘you must try the Dandelion Café Bistro’. It was a great recommendation! The Café Bistro is part of the Lulworth Mill House and serves up good quality local food, including locally caught Lobster and Scallops. The menu features the best of what is seasonal, which is always pleasing to see. There was a relaxing feel to the place and the service was welcoming and friendly.

Lulworth beach provides a great place to relax where you can swim in the cove, take a boat trip, or just take in the stunning scenery. The Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre, reveals the history of Lulworth from 150 million years ago to the present day.

All in all a thorough enjoyable day rediscovering the beauty of Britain.