Lulworth Cove in Dorset is one of those places that you have to visit to appreciate it's charm. Photo's simply do not do it justice. The scenery is stunning and the atmosphere is friendly. The perfect place for walking, a picnic, fudge, buckets & spades and proper fish and chips.
We visited with our kids who are in their twenties and our teenagers while we were down in Dorset for Camp Bestival 2015. The whole family enjoyed the cove so much that they want to return next year and stay longer.
The shingle beach is a short walk from the car park park at the visitor center along a quaint narrow road, lined with charming cottages, a fudge shop, duck pond, pub and souvenir shops. Once you reach the bottom of the road you are blown away by the prettiness of the cove. We visited during the summer holidays on a scorching, hot day so it was really busy with tourists, but I can imagine on a quiet day the cove is the perfect spot for peace and tranquility.
If you take the tiny turning next to the visitors centre and walk up a small hill you will be greeted by a lovely view, and perfect for those who would struggle to climb the giant hill towards Durdle Door. The great colossal formation of rocks in this area is breathtaking as they stand deviant against the ocean as the waves gently tumble around their base.
If you do manage to climb the large hill at the car park you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking views. It is a hard walk, so make sure you have comfy shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of water. The view from the top can not be put into words. It is just too beautiful.
All that walking builds up quite the appetite so I recommend when you get back down to the bottom you enjoy a fish and chip lunch at Finleys. It is the best chippy you will ever visit. We tried the cod, fish cakes, pasties and battered sausage, all were cooked to perfection. Reasonably priced too!
Have you visited the area before?
Do you have any local recommendations for us for when we return next summer?