13 September 2016

An English Summer In Lulworth Cove

Two days ago I shared a the first post on our visit to the Jurassic Coast with a stop at Durdle Door in Dorset. Having planned on spending a weekend in Dorset the next day we moved from Durdle to Lulworth Cove. Lulworth Cove is a shingle beach with amazing views out on the Purbeck Isles. Perfect for a swim. As the English Summer was in full swing over the weekend, it was time to get out there and be active. From Lulworth Cove you can hire Kayaks, they also have tours on kayaks, we opted for Rib Ride on the bay. Even better start to the day was having a chilled out breakfast in the Boat Shed Cafe that comes with views of the cove.

While on the Rib Ride we also managed to get close to Durdle Door, you get to see the back of the rock face arch while riding on the coast. With the Rio Olympics happening at the time we also had swimmers training on the coast, which I guess may have inspired the swim or they could be future Olympians in training. You can spot some of the heads sticking out of the water in the images below.

Lulworth Cove gets busy with parking so I would suggest getting there before 11am as the car park fills up quickly and the single road leading up to the Cove develops a queue. While here you can also take to the walking trails for some hiking. 

Where to Stay: We camped at the YHA in Lulworth Cove. You can also book dorms. There are Inns and Guesthouses nearby but there sell out very quickly so you will have to book well in advance. There is also caravan park in the holiday park right next to Durdle Door which is a fantastic location but sells out quickly as well. On this occasion we chose to camp on the YHA ground, so brought our own camping gear. The YHA does have showers, a kitchen and dining where you can make and store your food, especially if staying the area over a few days.

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  1. Great photos! It looks like it's really worth to visit :)

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