We really are very lucky living in Dorset and having so many great places to visit on our doorstep. We set off a couple of weeks ago to visit Lulworth Castle as Miss A had been on a school trip and wanted to return. The castle was closed when we arrived, so we ventured on a little further and decided that visiting Lulworth Cove would be a good idea instead.
It was a grey day without any sunshine, but the weather was mild so we knew we would be okay to take our picnic onto the stony beach. Lulworth Cove was formed around 10,000 years ago by the sea, and it’s a lovely spot for a walk along the coastline or through the hills.
The one thing you will notice immediately when you visit Lulworth Cove is that the views are spectacular if you look out over the cove from the hills surrounding it. We started off on the beach and enjoyed a picnic whilst Lola had a swim in the sea. It does get quite deep quickly so we were careful not to throw a ball out too far. Albeit a little chilly on the beach, the more sheltered areas were very warm, and despite the wind we were all very warm.
We had been saying we would visit Lulworth after going to Durdle Door in the last couple of years. Lulworth is definitely a lot easier to get to quickly, but I think Durdle Door wins for me for spectacular views.
We spent a few hours just wandering around the coastline taking in the scenery and wearing out the dog. If you’re looking to take some fresh fish home then you’ll be spoilt for choice in the tiny shops near the cove as you walk back towards the car park.
We spotted a great grassy area that was almost deserted and would make a great place for a picnic if you didn’t want to venture down onto the beach. A lot of the cliffs at the top are roped off as they have been eroding over the years so we didn’t venture too far. There were some very daft people taking a lot of risks however.
If you’re in the area then I highly recommend visiting Lulworth Cove