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Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth

#1 of 10 in Nature in Dorset
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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  • BEFORE YOU VIST, PLEASE READ THIS ! Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are beautiful - but can only be accessed by driving through either West Lulworth or Winfrith Newburgh - two small villages. The...  more »
  • Durdle door is gorgeous and well worth a visit. The path between Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove is a great walk with fantastic views, and strenuous enough to raise your heartbeat. Lulworth Cove...  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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