Lulworth Cove Walks In The English Countryside Not Be Missed

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Two days ago I shared the first post on our visit to the Jurassic Coast at Durdle Door in Dorset. In this post, I am going to share a little about our Lulworth Cove Walks. This place is so beautiful, if you are have not visited then you need to add Lulworth Cove holidays to your list of summer activities. Having planned on spending a weekend in Dorset, we moved on from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove after spending the day before exploring Durdle Door and surrounding area. Lulworth Cove is a shingle beach with amazing views out on the Purbeck Isles and features some the well know and beautiful Lulworth Cove formations on the rocks. When the weather is good it has some perfect spots for swimming as you will see in the pictures below.
As the English Summer was in full swing we headed out for a little break in Dorset. An opportunity to get out of London, enjoy less polluted countryside views and enjoy the outdoor activities available on the beautiful Dorset coast.

 

  • There is plenty to do for those that love the outdoors or just beach-bumming on the Lulworth Cove beach. You can hire Kayaks, they also have Lulworth Cove kayaking tours, we opted for Rib Ride on the bay which takes you to sea and you get to see Durdle from the other side.
  • 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. There are also shallow spots to swim at dotted around the area so make sure you bring your swimming gear.
  • If you prefer an easy weekend to just chill out you can start the day with breakfast and sea views at Lulworth Cove cafe that is right on the beach. Take in the views and people watch while sipping coffee. We had out caffeine doses at the Boat Shed Cafe set 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.
  • If you love paddle boarding this is also a great spot to do that or try it out. There are rental shops dotting around where you can either do a tour or just rent the equipment yourself and go.
  • For more tours in Lulworth Cove or even day-trip tours from London, you can compare prices here.

lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove kayaking and boarding

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lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove beach cafe

lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove beach

Lulworth Cove Walks | Lulworth To Durdle Door

While we drove from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove, you can also do your journey the other way around and do Lulworth Cove to Durdle. Both by walking or driving. Our drive from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove was maybe 10-20 minutes. There is a walking trail from Durdle Door that leads you all the way to Lulworth Cove. These are clearly marked and are popular with people so you will not get lost. There are many Lulworth Cove walks to choose from, all with varying difficulty from easy to difficult. For more on the Lulworth, Cove trails check South-West Coast Path.

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lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove beach
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove beach

Lulworth Cove Weather | The Best Time To Visit Lulworth Cove

By far the best time to visit Lulworth Cove is in June and July. July is the hottest month when it comes to Lulworth Cove weather and June offers warm and long days to enjoy a day trip or even holiday week or weekend in Lulworth Cove.  The temperature is usually between 12° and 22° .

Visiting Lulworth Cove in:

  • December: This is the coolest month in Lulworth Cove when the average maximum temperature is 9°, the average temperature is 5° and the average minimum temperature is 2°. December also has the shortest days with an average of 8 hours of daylight per day.
  • June: The sunniest days in Lulworth Cove are in June which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover. With the longest days in Lulworth Cove also being in June, with an average of 16.4 hours of daylight per day.
  • October and November: The wettest month in Lulworth Cove is October with 1.9cm of rain and November has the most days of rain with 18.5 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.
  • March: The driest month in Lulworth Cove is March with 0.6cm of rain and the least days of rain with 12.7 days with some rain, a slightly wet time to visit the beach.
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove beach
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove rib ride

lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures

What To Pack For A Day Trip Or Lulworth Cove Holidays 

Below I have also detailed the best times to visit in terms of Lulworth Cove Weather as this also gives you an idea of what to expect so you can pack accordingly. Worth visiting for a day trip from London or elsewhere in the UK or are on your very own Lulworth Cove holidays there are plenty of activities to take part in so same sure you pack some of the following as there aren’t a lot of shops around to buy something like a swimsuit if you don’t pack one.
Be sure to Pack:
  • Swimsuit – As you can see there are plenty of beautiful spots to swim or even paddleboard.
  • Walking Shoes – Comfortable walking shoes are a must as the coastline has some of the most amazing walking trails in the UK.
  • Hat, Sunglasses, and Suncream.

 

lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove to durdle door by boat

Getting to Lulworth Cove | Lulworth Cove Parking

If you are driving the Lulworth Cove postcode to set on your Sat Nav is BH20 5RQ as this gives you an address to aim for. Ther is a pay and display car park when you arrive. Lulworth Cove parking can be really busy during the popular months, so I would suggest getting there before 11 am as the car park fills up quickly and the single road leading up to the Lulworth Cove develops a queue. There is also a tourist information site nearby for directions to Durdle Door although that is clearly marked trail and easy to follow wither driving or hiking between the two sites. Lulworth Cove directions from Durdle are also fairly easy to follow, although there are plenty of people moving between the two that if you miss a turn like we did, there is always someone to ask for help.
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove durdle door by boat
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures

How To Get To Lulworth Cove By Public Transport

We drove but did consider using public transport to get to Lulworth Cove. To use public transport, you can get to Lulworth Cove by bus service no 103 from Wool and Dorchester Stations, leaving 4 times a day from May to September, or bus service no 30 from Weymouth Station, departs 4 times a day from May to September. For more information and timetables check out  Traveline.

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 lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures

Lulworth Cove Hotels and Accommodation Options

Where to Stay in Lulworth Cove: We camped at the YHA in Lulworth Cove as  most places had already sold out by the time we decided to go. It’s ok though. I love camping. You may have read about my camping adventures in Norway. You can also book dorms and have a room all to yourself at the YHA. There are cute Lulworth Cove Inns, luxury B&Bs, hostels, and Guesthouses, in addition to pub restaurants with accommodation like Lulworth Cove Inn nearby. You also have the option to book Lulworth Cove cottages just nearby.  Just bear in mind that they 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 for a few days. Lulworth Cove hotels tend to sell out pretty quickly especially in the busy periods. Compare prices for hotels, inns and guess houses here for Lulworth Cove hotels and West Lulworth hotels.
 
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Exploreing | Beach Cove, Accommodation and Parking
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures

Lulworth Cove Camping | Lulworth Cove Campsites

There are two Club campsites near Lulworth Cove in Dorset. You have Moreton Campsite and Corfe Castle both of which have camping and caravan facilities. Also close by is The YHA linked above where you have dorms and camping on the grounds of YHA but just bear in mind that it’s not big so does sell out quickly in the summer. More more Lulworth Cove camping sites check out PitchUp.

lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Exploring | Beach Cove, Accommodation and Parking
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove pictures
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove formations
lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove formations

Details of how was Lulworth Cove Formed

lulworth cove walks in Dorset England | lulworth cove rock formation

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2 Comments

  1. September 18, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Great photos! It looks like it's really worth to visit 🙂

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