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Lushious Lucky Lulworth Cove views and delicious Durdle Door with Mighty Man O war rocks
Lulworth Cove (Dorset)
Member Name: angiebabyqueen
Lulworth Cove (Dorset)
Advantages: A fantastic Day out for the whole family or to get away from everyday life
Disadvantages: Mind any bad weather
Lulworth cove is situated on the south coast of England in Western Europe. Lulworth is located on the Jurassic coast and is just over ten miles from Weymouth. The isle of Purbeck is not an island but a peninsula.
Lulworth Cove is known for its beauty and heritage. With Durdle door, stair hole and the man O war rocks all within a 2km walk away, it certainly is a place of beauty and tranquillity. I have been here twice; once on my duke of Edinburgh expedition with this area being my final destination, so that we could go and explore the area and another trip a few weeks back, and I found his trip the most exciting where I could kick back and relax.
Lulworth Cove has occurred in the area due to the types of rocks, and where they are in the Lulworth Cove area. The Wealden rocks, the softest of them all, has made the cove rounder in the edges. The Lulworth crumple has occurred over many millions of years, and this area is a fossil beach because it is thought to be believed that dinosaurs were on this part of land. There is a heritage centre in the village of Lulworth where you can find out the history of the area, and buy any fossils or shells. Itís a lovely walk around, and you get to find out all you need to know about Lulworth cove.
Durdle Door is an arch made of Portland rock. There is a lovely shingle beach just behind it to lay your towels down and sunbathe on. Durdle door is a 2km walk up and down a hill or steps from Lulworth cove, and if you feel adventurous, you can do a nine mile walk from Lulworth Cove to Weymouth if you are a serious walker, all along the heritage coastal path. Just like Durdle door, the man o war rocks are 2km away as well, just down the other side of the steps of Durdle door. The man o war rocks have a cave and a sandy beach if you feel like laying or playing volleyball on softer sand. The sea is a lovely turquoise colour on this beach.
Lulworth Cove is a pebble beach with lots of rocks if you fancy climbing over them (like I did) but I recommend you do this with extreme care. Lulworth cove have many boats inside, for fishermen, or for own pleasure.
In the village, you can buy fresh fish if you are staying in the area and fancy cooking your own meal. Back in the neatly presented car park, there is the heritage centre and a building of tourist shops next to it. One of these shops is where you can hire jet skis or boats or wetsuits for the day. We never got the chance to do this but it does sound fun. There is also a fish and chip shop, an ice cream parlour, a wine shop and one other tourist shop. Although both the heritage centre and the small shopping building are modern, they fit in well with the rest of the village by having a design of an older building.
The whole village is small, with small cafes, huts selling souvenirs, small shops selling crystals, shells, pebbles, postcards, rock; anything you could want in a souvenir shop. There is also a lovely looking hotel with vines running up all around the outside of the building. It looks so good that I actually wished I could have stayed the night and done more walking the next morning.
Overall, this is a brilliant day trip or a weekend stay, especially in the height of summer, when the weather is at its best. The area is attractive and old looking from the top of the hill on the way to Durdle Door, and the views you get are breathtaking. They are truly superb and gorgeous. The best thing about this area is the breathtaking scenery and views you see. You can take the whole family, let the kids paddle in the sea while you can get a tan, and then have a picnic or takeaway meal from the village. Or, you can get fit by walking to Durdle Door and Man O war rocks, and then just chill out, relax and sunbathe for the rest of the time. I give this area a ten out of ten for just being fab!
Lulworth cove hotel:
Tel: 01929 400333
Lulworth Beach Hotel
Tel: 01929 400404
How to get there
You can catch a train to Bournemouth or Weymouth and change there, then get the next train to wool. From wool, catch a bus to Lulworth cove. You can check timings and prices online at south west trains and see how many changes you have to take.
Or alternatively, you can travel by car and in that case, I advise you use this website to give you directions of how to get there;
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Thanks for reading
Angiexxx copyright 2006
Summary: Lush views brilliant beaches and fitness included
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