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.

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Lulworth Cove tide times

  • Tue 25th July

    Low 01:14am (0.54m)
    High 06:42am (5.56m)
    Low 01:32pm (0.65m)
    High 07:03pm (5.75m)
  • Wed 26th July

    Low 02:01am (0.58m)
    High 07:27am (5.47m)
    Low 02:16pm (0.73m)
    High 07:47pm (5.64m)
  • Thu 27th July

    Low 02:44am (0.72m)
    High 08:10am (5.32m)
    Low 02:59pm (0.91m)
    High 08:30pm (5.44m)
  • Fri 28th July

    Low 03:26am (0.95m)
    High 08:53am (5.11m)
    Low 03:39pm (1.15m)
    High 09:12pm (5.19m)

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