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“Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
West Lulworth, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Even though Lulworth Cove is extremely busy during the summer, it is worth a short visit, as it's a good example of how the sea can force its way through soft rock to form, in this case, a cove accessed from the sea by a narrow passage guarded by outcrops of hard rock on either side. If you take a short circular walk from the car park of less than half a mile, you can see other dramatic features, such as the Lulworth Crumple and Stair Hole, both also the result of uncommon marine and geological forces. It is Durdle Door, however, that is the 5 star natural attraction. It is a short, but strenuous, walk from Lulworth Cove, or else you can park on the top road or drive to the public car park accessed from the top road through the holiday park / camping site. Durdle Door is an exceptionally beautiful coastal feature (a rock arch in the sea), jutting out from a spectacular chalk coastline, with terrific beaches on either side, safe for swimming.

Visited June 2012
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“A pretty place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited in the afternoon and walked up the steep coast path and was afforded some stunning views across Lulworth Cove, the steep climb up put son off walking any further to Durdle door but the views we had were lovely.

Walked back down, a better walk than the hike up the hill, and then took the coast path the other way and saw the cove from above and had some more lovely views, the roads to get there wee narrow and glad we had some good weather to see it in the sunshine, but i wouldnt like to visit it in the summer when there is lots of traffic, as i should imagine it would be very congested.

Visited February 2013
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place to walk the dog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We go regularly to walk our dog lovely place gets very busy in the summer months great places to have great ice cream too well worth a trip beatiful

Visited May 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Idillic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Love this area. Great for a long walk, fresh air and a bit of peace and quiet. It can get busy in peak season but when you visit it is very easy to see why.

Visited August 2012
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“Just wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A must, if you are in Dorset, this rivals any seascape anywhere in the whole world. Take your camera, there are lots of photo opportunities

Visited October 2012
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