Mupe Bay

Just around the corner from Dorset’s best-known cove (Lulworth) is the hidden gem that is Mupe Bay.  A crescent of beach with towering white chalk cliffs to one end and the distinctive string of Mupe Rocks to the west.

At high tide the beach is mainly rocks and shingle but as the tide drops away a good expanse of sand is revealed. Low water also uncovers Mupe Ledge, a flat rocky area that is full of rockpools.

To get to Mupe Bay involves a some degree of walking and a bit of a climb/scrabble down the cliff path. Perhaps the most direct route is to park up by the church in Lulworth village, but you can walk around the coast from Lulworth Cove (around 2 miles). Either way you will be crossing Ministry of Defence land at Lulworth Range and must check if it is open that day. Also heed the warnings to stick to the path and not touch anything as failing to do so may be fatal!!

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SY 8434 7993

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Mupe Bay Reviews


Jul 22nd 2021

Go here every day with my dog

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