Lulworth Cove is a breathtakingly beautiful natural cove and is one of the world’s finest examples of this type of geological formation. It is known for its views of the stunning Jurassic Coastline, and it’s a popular destination for geologists, climbers, artists and walkers alike and attracts a great deal of visitors each year. It’s easy to find because it’s next to the village of West Lulworth in Purbeck, and is a great spot for a picnic or cliff top walks. The cove has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Field trips for geology and geography are extremely popular in the area. With student’s studies focusing on the amazing formations found in the rocks and cliffs. Located just a few hundred yards from the Cove is Stair Hole, which has wonderful views of the rock layers which have been folded up by earth forces.
To access the beach, walk down the gently sloping road from car park at the top of the hill, past the various shops, pubs and ice cream stands that line the road. The visitors centre, which is located next to the parking area, is also very educational and has some fantastic displays to illustrate how the geography has changed over time.