Pebbles and high cliffs characterise Lulworth Cove, where the difference between the Portland stone and the softer Purbeck can be clearly noted in the bay's near-perfect circular shape, making it a sheltered harbour for boats. The Portland stone, which guards the entrance, erodes much more slowly than the Purbeck, giving rise to one of Dorset’s most famous coastal images.
The Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre and the 17th century Lulworth Castle make Lulworth Cove and its crescent-shaped pebbly beach extremely busy in summer.
Type of Beach
Sand & shingle
Heritage Centre with toilets and gift shops and cafe. The village of West Lulworth has shops and a pub
Pay-and-display car park in the village
From the east. head for Wareham then Wool on the A352. Lulworth is five miles south of Wool off the B3070/3071.
Other beaches near Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove tide times
Sat 18th SeptemberHigh 3:37am (4.80m)
Low 10:13am (1.53m)
High 3:58pm (5.15m)
Low 10:44pm (1.23m)
Sun 19th SeptemberHigh 4:26am (5.08m)
Low 11:04am (1.23m)
High 4:43pm (5.42m)
Low 11:31pm (0.99m)
Mon 20th SeptemberHigh 5:06am (5.28m)
Low 11:48am (1.02m)
High 5:22pm (5.58m)
Tue 21st SeptemberLow 12:11am (0.86m)
High 5:42am (5.39m)
Low 12:26pm (0.92m)
High 5:58pm (5.65m)