Lulworth Cove Beach

Lulworth Cove is within the Natural World Heritage Coastline. It has a horse shoe beach which is a mix of sand and pebbles. The cove is surrounded by high cliffs (135m, 440ft) and this area of the coast has some of the most fascinating geology in Europe. The Cove is also probably one of England’s most remarkable natural sites and attracts lots of visitors.

At the West Lulworth Heritage Centre you have a museum about Lulworth and its coast, the history of the village and souvenirs. Lulworth Cove is part of the Lulworth estate, which has been owned by the same family since the mid 1600s.

The Steps at the east end of the beach lead to the Fossil Forest and Mupe Bay with a stunning walk along the cliff top – this footpath is within the MoD restricted area and is only open on weekends and the whole of August.

The village of West Lulworth has parking, gift shops, pub, cafes and ice cream outlets. Heritage Centre gives good information about the area and its geology.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Lulworth Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Lulworth Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Lulworth Cove Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (WNW)

Lulworth Area weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Lulworth Cove Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Lulworth Cove Beach is at Lulworth Cove 0.33 km (0.21 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 03:17 (Height 1.48m)
   Low Tide at 07:59 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 15:58 (Height 1.39m)
   Low Tide at 20:25 (Height 0.98m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:24 (Height 1.62m)
   Low Tide at 09:04 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 17:03 (Height 1.50m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 0.89m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:16 (Height 1.78m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 17:55 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 22:16 (Height 0.77m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 06:03 (Height 1.92m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 1.77m)
   Low Tide at 23:04 (Height 0.64m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 06:46 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 11:38 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 19:23 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 23:45 (Height 0.53m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 07:26 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 12:17 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 20:00 (Height 1.93m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:23 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 08:03 (Height 2.13m)
   Low Tide at 12:51 (Height 0.42m)
   High Tide at 20:35 (Height 1.95m)

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