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Geologic Formations
Challenging coastal walks lead to breathtaking cliff and beach vistas, with opportunities for fossil discovery along the dramatic Jurassic Coastline.
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  • Gary C
    Leeds, UK176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lulworth Cove is amazing.

    We visited last week, as we were staying near by and I'm so glad we did.

    We arrived at Lulworth Cove early to ensure we could get parked as we were told it can get busy. Parking is easy to pay for, especially if you use Just Park app.

    We walking over to the visitors centre to get our bearings and ask a few questions. The staff were veryy friendly.

    We then proceeded to walk to the cove. The tide was in, but we managed to walk about the beach for a while. There had been a landslide recently so most of the cove was not accessible, but there was still plenty to explore.

    My eldest found a fossil near the cliffs towards the left of the cove. He was delighted. According to the staff at the visitors centre it was a great specimen.

    We later went for lunch at Lulworth Lodge, after which we tackled the Lulworth Steps. Not for the faint hearted. Although only a mile or so long, the steps are steep and takes a lot of effort to climb.

    It's well worth the climb though, especially if you walk on to Durdle Door.

    All in all it took us about 90 mins there and back, with two young kids.

    For a well deserved reward we went for ice cream at Jimmy's Cube Kiosk, where they had plenty of flavours.

    All in all we spent about 6 hours at Lulworth Cove.

    I would highly recommend it.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • badger20241
    Birmingham, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Completed the walk, but got lost on the way back.
    Lucky with the weather and the pooch loved it as well
    Written December 7, 2023
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  • witteringmjs
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fossil expert Adam, a ranger from the Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre took us on a 2 hr guided fossil walk. We began in the fascinating little museum at the visitor centre where Adam showed us some local finds and talked about the geology of the area and what we might find on our walk. We were a family group of 15 aged between 1 & 72. Adam was very knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. He was also very patient with the little ones! We all found loads of fossils. Thanks Adam!
    Written February 28, 2023
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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,694 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting spot a short walk from the main cove - roped off although in calm weather it's quite safe for a scramble. Not an impressive as Durdle Door but for those who cannot walk that far (it is a bit steep in places) this is a good alternative.
    Written July 2, 2023
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  • Tom
    Gloucester, UK437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s worth popping in when you visit her so you can find out all the interesting things to go and see. Really clean and tidy inside with a nice little shop.
    Written June 11, 2023
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  • Jeff Thurso
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting old church, the clock tower chimes every 15 minutes so don't park near if you are in a camper van over night.
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • Rob B
    Petts Wood, UK214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful hike. Be prepared, the initial climb from the car park is hard work (depending on your age and level of fitness). It took us about 45 minutes to walk there (including stops for photos etc) but was well worth it. You can access the beach but I had had enough of steps by then. Wear decent footwear as the paths are uneven and there are lots of loose stones.

    You’ll be ready for that pint / ice cream by the time you get back to Lulworth Cove!!!
    Written June 27, 2023
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  • places2seeplaces2go
    England, UK4,922 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited here whilst walking back to Lulworth Cove from a circular walk to Mupe Bay.
    Quite a steep climb that can only be reached when the ranges are open.
    As others have said, not that much to see there but you get some good views.
    Written October 24, 2018
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  • Lucy P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite Covid restrictions being eased, we were still looking for somewhere covid safe due to child being vulnerable. It’s very hard since most people are ‘living with covid’ . We weren’t disappointed with Create. Masks were still encouraged , screens between tables and most importantly the big barn door was wide open. No one was cold as the lovely heaters are on. It was a safe and incredible visit and for a couple of hours gave our family a ‘normal’ family experience. We are so thankful and grateful and just hope that this level of care continues when restrictions ease / go as Covid will be with us and for those with vulnerable children we need these experiences and moments of precious family time with safety measures in place. Thank you! Keep keeping the barn door wide open !
    Written February 11, 2022
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  • Nic
    Dorset, UK104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked this as a much needed time away from the kids weekend with my husband. From start to finish it was fantastic and far exceeded expectations. The location is absolutely stunning - peaceful and beautiful - and we were based at a gorgeous boutique hotel right on Lulworth cove with outdoor pool, sea views and activities all in the doorstep. What attracted us was the sheer range of activities - all of which we were both able to attempt despite being very different abilities. These were very well co-ordinated and organised and I felt so relaxed despite being in the go! My husband loved the boxercise, whilst I enjoyed the SUP Yoga session, sea swimming and coast hiking. An added bonus was our very friendly hosts and the brilliant group - we had so much fun and really bonded as a group. We would thoroughly recommend it to all and we are in fact looking to book again in the coming year.
    Written December 6, 2022
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  • Gemma M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birdbox building! 2 adults and 3 children and we all had a lovely time! Informative, involved and most of all kept everyone involved! The instructor was lovely, so much patience! Definitely coming back again for another activity 🙌
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • carole c
    London1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My partner took me to Lulworth coast to see Durdle Door. The plan was to hike overland from Lulworth Cove
    I love the sea but find UK coasts quite cold and grey. The sea was absolutely beautiful Caribeanesqe in colour and it was a sunny day so we went to see the coast line before hiking and by total chance came across Jurassic Rib Rides. Two boats 20 min rides to go and see Durdle Door up close. Game changer. The team were wonderful with adults and children and super omit re safety. It was choppy and the steered/navigated superbly and all of us in the boat, families, couples and solo travellers were entranced. A big geezer of a seal came up above water and performed, loving the attention, Durdle Foor was magnificent. The boat and crew on and of land make this the best experience from all points of view and we came away vowing to come back and do it again. What a blast. DO NOT MISS THIS IF YOUR VISITING. Worth every penny x
    Written April 4, 2024
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