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Lulworth cove – experience Dorset’s Gem

Situated a few miles to the south west of Wareham, Lulworth Cove is one of Dorset’s hidden gems. A fantastic natural “shell shaped” cove, Lulworth offers not only great pebble beaches, but some of the most idyllic cliff top walks that you’ll find in Dorset.

Lulworth cove, part of the world heritage Jurassic coastline, is actually a small village, offering plenty of parking, a pub or two and a few shops selling seaside essentials such as buckets and spades and ice creams.

The cove has long been popular with boating and on a good sunny day you can expect to see a good many boats moored of the cove. There are boating trips that can be taken along the coast and the cove also offers excellent diving opportunities with plenty of marine life on view.

For those who enjoy country walks – Lulworth has much to offer – the cliff top walks offer a great way of seeing best of the coastline but for those content to shun the “seaside” the surrounding countryside offers much to enjoy. Got a bike? Consider riding from Wareham, through wool on the A352 and then down to Lulworth (be sure to remember that you’ll be climbing hills on the way home!).

Being part of the Jurassic coastline Lulworth offers some great opportunities for amateur geologists – check out The fossil forest for more info.

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