Lulworth Cove

Beautiful natural cove and beach

Lulworth Cove is one of Dorset's best and most well-known attractions. It's ideal for the budding photographer, geographer or simply for a leisurely walk along the Natural World Heritage Coastline and the challenging hills.

Lulworth Cove is about 50 minutes drive from Bournemouth and makes a perfect day out.

The coastline around Lulworth has many excellent beaches, accessible from either the land, or the sea. To the West are the beaches of Middle Beach and Durdle Door, whilst in the east are the beaches of Mupe Bay and Arish Mel. The beaches to the west of the coast are open to the public, and you will find a car park and refreshments at the Durdle Door Holiday Park.

Lulworth Cove was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the awesome powers of a river and the sea. It continues to evolve behind a narrow Portland stone entrance as the softer Purbeck, Wealdon, Greensand and Chalk exposures are eroded.

Free to access but car parking charges apply.


  • West Lulworth
  • Dorset
  • BH20 5RN