Lulworth Cove

Famous shell shaped cove with an array of small shops and eateries.

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30.2 miles from Highlands End
32.3 miles from Golden Cap
28 miles from Graston Copse
7.7 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Lulworth Cove in Dorset
  • Lulworth Cove in Dorset
  • Lulworth Cove in Dorset
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Lulworth Cove is a stunning natural cove located next to the village of West Lulworth in Purbeck. It has formed by the sea breaking through a comparatively thin layer of hard Portland Stone that runs parallel to the shoreline. It is one of the world’s finest examples of this type of formation. As such it is a very popular destination attracting up to half a million visitors each year.

A large number of students visit the area on geology and geography field trips. They study the great examples of the rock and cliff formations. At Stair Hole which is just a few hundred yards from the Cove you can see fantastic views of rock layers which have been pushed up and folded by earth forces.

There is a large car park at the top of a gently sloping road which leads down to the beach. Along the road there are a number of attractive shops, pubs and ice cream stalls to tempt you. There is also a very educational visitors centre which is located next to the car park. It has some brilliant displays showing how the area has altered throughout recent geological periods.

Down on the beach itself you can walk right the way around the cove and explore the rock pools which are revealed at low tide. On a sunny day the bright white pebbles and turquoise water give the beach a Mediterranean feel.

The Cove is still used by working fishermen. The natural shape of Lulworth Cove provides excellent shelter for the small fishing boats which are moored here. If you have a small inflatable boat or a kayak, it is generally very safe to use in the Cove. The beach is also dog friendly all year so your whole family can enjoy a day out here.

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What our guests say

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse