Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove is a very sheltered pebble beach in a remarkable, horseshoe shaped cove, formed ten thousand years ago by erosion from the sea.

There is ample parking, a cafe, toilets and boat trips in summer to Durdle Door and Mupe Bay.

Given the Lulworth’s iconic nature it does get busy down here during the holidays, throughout the year.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed all year round, although it is best to let them off the lead on the left (far) end of the beach.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



BH20 5RH

OS grid ref.

SY 8256 7988


Pay-and-display car park in the village

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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