Lulworth Cove Beach, Dorset

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  • 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.

    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 2 beaches around West Lulworth, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 3°C next Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the afternoon and windy in the evening.
     
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    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:01 am    4:39 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Monday, Jan 21st
     Rain and windy overnight.
     
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      7:59 am    4:42 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Foggy in the afternoon and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    Friday, Jan 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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  • Beach Bathing 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.
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