Lulworth Cove

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

Facilities

Heritage Centre with toilets and gift shops and cafe. The village of West Lulworth has shops and a pub

Parking

Pay-and-display car park in the village

Directions

From the east. head for Wareham then Wool on the A352. Lulworth is five miles south of Wool off the B3070/3071.

Nearest Town

Purbeck

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Lulworth Cove tide times

  • Sat 20th October

    High 02:35am (4.38m)
    Low 09:08am (2.06m)
    High 02:55pm (4.68m)
    Low 09:36pm (1.80m)
  • Sun 21st October

    High 03:23am (4.69m)
    Low 09:57am (1.74m)
    High 03:38pm (4.97m)
    Low 10:19pm (1.49m)
  • Mon 22nd October

    High 04:01am (4.97m)
    Low 10:37am (1.46m)
    High 04:15pm (5.22m)
    Low 10:57pm (1.24m)
  • Tue 23rd October

    High 04:35am (5.22m)
    Low 11:14am (1.23m)
    High 04:49pm (5.42m)
    Low 11:32pm (1.05m)

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