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Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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 parked in Lulworth Cove which is a pretty little village with a stony beach. The climb to the top of the cliff is definitely a challenge but reaching the top to see the calm blue sea and Jurassic.....  more »
  • Bit of a struggle walking up and down as uneven surface but worth it . Would suggest going off season on a lovely day as very busy and not everyone kept to social distancing.  more »
  • Views are amazing. Have to confess to a bit of a struggle walking on the pebble beach.
  • Great location, a lot of people in high season

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