We highly recommend a visit to Lulworth Cove, during a stay at Newlands Holidays in Dorset. This natural wonder is situated towards the Eastern end of the world famous Jurassic Coastline and just 30 minutes walk from neighbouring Durdle Door. With its captivating allure, the cove welcomes many tourists throughout the year to experience its fascinating geology and spectacular coastal views. A visit to Lulworth Cove is the perfect day out for families, couples or friends exploring the South West Coast.
Lulworth Cove is of great geological importance and a hot spot for fossil enthusiasts. Spend some time viewing the interesting landforms and appreciating the impressive landscape, which dates back millions of years. You'll find Stair Hole and Lulworth Crumple just a short walk from the beach. These unique formations demonstrate coastal processes in action and are popular with landscape photographers hoping to snap some memorable shots.
If you'd like to know more about the geology of Lulworth Cove, head to the visitor centre. It's free to enter and contains lots of interactive displays that show you how the landscape was formed.
When the weathers warm, find yourself a spot to sit back and soak in the glowing sun The beach has a distinctive horseshoe shape, which helps shelter you from wind and create the perfect conditions to relax and take a breather from the stresses of your day-to-day life.
The water at Lulworth is crystal clear, creating the perfect conditions to enjoy a paddle or swim. Please note, there is no lifeguard service here, so please take care in the water and exercise caution at all times. Lulworth Cove is dog friendly year round.
If you're looking for something a little more action-packed, there are plenty of outdoor activities, to keep you and your family occupied. Book a 3 hour kayaking tour from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door, where you'll experience the beauty of the Jurassic Coastline coastline from a whole new perspective. You'll be accompanied by trusted instructors and will learn a variety of paddling techniques along the way.
Alternatively, you have the option to participate in a family friendly coasteering session to get your adrenaline pumping. Coasteering involves swimming, jumping, rock scrambling and climbing, and is a fun-filled way to explore parts of the Jurassic Coast. During the 3 hour
s sessions you'll venture from the stunning Lulworth Cove to wonders of Stair Hole.
Both activities offer valuable opportunities to learn while relishing in the pleasure of being in the water! There are also boat trips to Durdle Door bookable from the pontoon in the cove.
Plenty of hiking trails start at Lulworth Cove, if you'd like to explore the area by foot. The trails vary in difficulty, with options for all experience levels, so you're bound to find a suitable route for abilities of your group. Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre sells several walking guides and maps to follow or you can use sites such as the South West Coast Path or Dorset Walks to plan your routes ahead of your trip.
We highly recommend that you include Fossils Forest as part of your journey. Here you can view the remains of trees that have been preserved through natural means and the imprints of an ancient sea floor. Who knows what kind of exciting discoveries you could make?
Restaurants and cafes
After a busy day of exploring the natural wonders of Lulworth Cove and it’s close by neighbour Durdle Door, we're sure you'll want to rest and unwind while eating delicious food. Luckily, there lots of local restaurants and cafes near Lulworth Cove to appeal to your taste buds.
The Boat Shed Café
This seafront café serves fresh and locally sourced meals and cakes with a range of vegan and gluten free options. It is situated in an idyllic loaction with stunning views of the cove to take in. We think it's a great place to stop and rest during your visit to Lulworth Cove.
Lulworth Cove Inn Restaurant
Situated beside a lovely garden terrace, the cosy pub serves tasty food or a well-deserved drink to enjoy with friends and family.
The Dolls House
A small and quiet café, with a good selection sweets, cream teas, and ice cream! Treat yourself to some well-deserved, yummy pleasures.
Rated the number 1 restaurant in West Lulworth by TripAdvisor, Limestone is an elegant yet cosy restaurant that serves delicious seafood, European and British food. A must visit after a long day of adventuring.