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Lulworth - The EstateBeaches & Access

 

Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove is a sheltered pebble beach and is good for swimming.

The steps at the east end of the beach lead to Fossil Forest and Mupe Bay with a stunning walk along the cliff top. The footpath is within the Army Ranges and has restricted opening times.

There is a Beach Café Kiosk serving ice creams, refreshments and hot take away food.

In summer, a motor boat service* will take you from the Cove slipway on a trip to Durdle Door by sea, where you will have the best possible view of this spectacular coastline.

Parking is at the main pay and display Lulworth Cove Car Park. Lulworth Cove is approximately 200 metres from the main car park down a gently sloping road. Toilets are 30 metres from the beach.

Access by boat and mooring is possible in good weather. The pontoon is privately owned by Lulworth Marine.

Stair Hole

From the Heritage Centre a 100m walk round the rear of the building will lead you onto a surfaced track leading to the viewpoint. Please do not climb down to the sea at Stair Hole as the risk of falling rocks here is extremely high!

Durdle Door and Man O War Beaches

Parking is at the Durdle Door Holiday Park cliff top car park. Only a 10 minute walk down the coastal track

leads you to a splendid view point above the pebble beaches. Man O' War beach can be accessed via a set of steps down the cliff whilst Durdle Door beach is accessible via a natural cliff path. It is possible to swim from both beaches, though Man O’War Bay is more sheltered. There is often a refreshments kiosk on the track for ice cream, light snacks and refreshments. There are no toilets at the beach, but there are some at Durdle Door Holiday Park. A litter trailer is provided and emptied twice weekly.

Alternatively you can park at the main Lulworth Cove Car Park. From here a 1 mile walk along the South West Coast Path will lead you to the Durdle Door viewpoint.

Fossil Forest

Parking is at the main Lulworth Cove Car Park. Walk down to Lulworth Cove which is approximately 200 metres from the main car park down a gently sloping road. Turn left round the beach and walk until you find the steps at the east end of the beach, which lead to Fossil Forest and Mupe Bay with a stunning walk along the cliff top. There are approximately 100 steps down onto the rocky floor of Fossil Forest.

*Please note that the boat service is not operated by the Lulworth Estate.