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Lulworth Cove (Dorset)
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Lulworth Cove (Dorset)
Advantages: Beautiful peaceful cove on the dorset coast, parking, shops
Disadvantages: Situated very close to MOD property
Lulworth is situated on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, south west of Poole before Weymouth. A very popular Cove locally and can often be very busy during the Summer. You can follow the signs for Lulworth Castle from Poole, and just carry on past the castle towards the coast. The Cove is a pebble enclosed beach in a cove several hundred metres round. Beautifully calm waters, lots of friendly people, lots of noisy dogs and some watersports users will accompany you to Lulworth! A lot of the area and land around Lulworth is MOD property so be careful and don't stray off the beaten path unless you know where you're going.
I only visited Lulworth as I visiting another local beach at Kimmeridge Bay, just up the road, highly recommended for surfing, much more beautiful and quieter, and a very good beach for fossils! I also visited Lulworth Castle while in the area which is also highly recommended.
Back to Lulworth Cove, there is a purpose made car park for a couple of hundred cars, and overflow up a hill for several hundred more cars, when we visited the overflow was almost full as well. I thought this must be good with this many people here! Parking costs were £3 for several hours, so very reasonable. You park just at the top of the village of Lulworth, there is very limited vehicle access further down, the village wasn't made for tourists.
There are several shops selling souvenirs (tat mostly!), an information centre with information on the Jurassic coast, and several public houses, most serving drink and food. You walk down past these from the car park to the pebble beach, the slipway leads you straight on the beach and into the middle of the cove, The entrance to the cove is dead ahead, and can't be more than 20 metres across giving tourists a great cove and beaches. You can walk all the way round both sides and also up the hills behind the beaches if you feel like exploring.
There were lots of people relaxing on the beach, also shared with lots of dogs also enjoying themselves on the beach and in the water. A really nice relaxing afternoon, shame we hadn't really bought anything prepared for going on the beach!
Summary: The place for a nice relaxing afternoon in the sun with the sea splashing at your feet
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