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Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth

#1 of 10 in Nature in Dorset
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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  • The walk due to social distancing is about 20 minutes over uneven terrain and you do wonder if you are going in the right direction at time but the arrows keep you on track but the view when you...  more »
  • The walk due to social distancing is about 20 minutes over undulating terrain The walk was lovely and scenic and the view when you arrive at the costal path is well worth it The walk along the...  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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