Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
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  • SWH100
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning place
    Wow what an incredible place. We parked in Lulworth and explored the cove, before walking to stair hole and then doing the short (but steep) walk to Durdle door. Stunning bit of coast line. We then spent a couple of hours paddle boarding at Lulworth cove, which was glorious and then had a nice swim. Always wanted to visit and was definitely not disappointed. Loved it. So beautiful.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Andrew G
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Went to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Lulworth Cove first and was personally better than Durdle Door for the simple fact it wasn't as steel to walk up and down than Durdle Door. We stayed on the peebles convener the very end for a couple of hour or so taking the breathtaking scenery in. Then walked up to the other side of the cliff for the fantastic view. Then onto Durdle Door which was amazing. We never went down to the beach as the steps were a little step. The walk up and down was a task but manageable. Worth the walk for the views. We would recommend and a must thing to do when visiting this area.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Annie F
    Bath, United Kingdom83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a lovely place
    We arrived at the car park earlyish so there were still plenty of spaces in the main car park. Toilets very clean (always a bonus). Lovely cake and tea / coffee at the cafe by the car park. Extensive goodies on offer in the gift shop. Walked down to the beach, a few cafes / snack bars on the way. Beautiful bay! Pebbly beach so we were grateful to have worn trainers! Sat on a seat for a few hours in the lovely sunshine watching the sea ebb and flow, boats coming and going and people watching. Had a lovely pasty for lunch from one of the aforementioned food outlets. Another drink in the cafe at by the car park before setting off. All in all, very well worth a visit. Wear sturdy shoes and enjoy.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Barbara L
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
    you would think in the day and age of disabilities they would work out a plan for the disabled person/s wanting to see the beautiful Durdle Door. A cliff lift would be so easy, yes expensive but so worth it. Why should the elderly or disabled miss out on such beauty, standing watching my family from the top of cliff was excluding and lonely. people would be happy to pay a tram fee to go up and down. my husband misses out at times and he feels he cant leave me Come on council get disability friendly
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Laura L
    Nottingham, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME
    One of the most beautiful places in Britain and a favourite of ours, we go back quite a lot, it's a definite must see. However, we feel it is becoming increasingly spoiled by disrespectful people, who go in large groups and have large picnics and leave all of their rubbish there to be washed back into the sea! Durdledoor door is a world heritage site and a stunning place of natural beauty, we walked along the beach on the way back to the car and picked up a bag full of plastic bottles, cans and wrappers. I think people need to have more respect and consideration. Hats off to the staff there that work hard to keep it a pristine environment.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Matt
    Hedge End, United Kingdom7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place but stay away if you have a wasp sting allergy.
    Beautiful location and a “must see” there is a big but though……this may not bother everyone as I’m allergic to wasps but the place is plagued by them. I was genuinely fearful of my safety as it’s not very successful. Ended up leaving after 30minutes due to the amount of wasps. Had I been stung…. which happened to a few I saw the short time I was there, I’d of been done for! I’ll visit again in the winter months as the site is beautiful.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Fuzzball594860
    Bristol, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful Durdle door
    First time visiting and with friends, Was fantastic to have all the facilities on site, pub, shop, plenty of walks nearby also, The steps down to the beach are steep but tackled slowly it’s great! A fair few steep bits so comfortable shoes are a must! Plenty of spots to stop and admire the view, The caravan we stayed in was perfect Well equipped and very spacious Waking up to the sound of the sea each morning was bliss, we loved getting up to watch the sun rise then walked around the coastal walks, then stopped at the man o war restaurant on site , great food at a great price with a very relaxed feel, welcomed by everyone and was just a lovely place to be
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 August 2023
  • valharris27
    Colchester, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place
    We stayed at Rudds in Lulworth cove for two nights. Our family room overlooked the cove and contained a bunk bed and a double bed. Breakfast was cooked to order as was the evening meal that we ate there. The bar was a lovely place to sit although they didn't have a very large range of beer at that time. Everyone was very friendly and the check-in was swift and easy. We swum in their pool although it was heated only by the sun, a good size pool with varying depths.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Chris
    Hinckley, United Kingdom969 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    We were in the area and decided to walk down to the cove. We managed to find some free parking on the side of the road further up which was good. The weather was between being sunny and showers which the majority of the time it was sunny. It rained just before we decided to leave and were inside the visitor centre luckily. The place was very busy with tourists. There is a tourist centre and restaurants leading down to the cove. The cove is nice to see, it is a pebble beach and the water was quite cold. There were dogs on the beach and was busy with people. The are activities and boat trips that can be done here. You can walk along coastal paths from both sides of the cove which the one that goes from the visitor centre car park goes to Durdle door which is a good walk in good weather. The area seemed relatively clean but there was some litter about which was a shame. We didn't manage to go to Durdle Door due to the weather and other reasons which was a shame.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
  • nbristow25
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning area
    We had a wonderful afternoon at Lulworth Cove, Stair Hole and Durdle Door. We parked at Lulworth Cove which despite being busy still had lots of spaces (early afternoon) and walked down to the beach for an ice cream. We then made the short walk up the cliff to admire the view from the top and then followed to coastal path past Stair Hole to Durdle Door. Naturally it is not the easiest to walks with paths that could be slippery had it rained. However, it was well signposted with beautiful views all the way.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
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LightPacker675713
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I'd love to comment of the views , cafe or ice creams but I'm afraid that I wasn't prepared to pay £10 (no options,£10 for 4 hours or £20 for the day) to park to get an ice cream and a drink and maybe a peek at the bay but there appeared to be plenty that were so I guess they've no need to review it.
Written 6 June 2024
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Happiness76034
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Didn't stay. Car park was minimum £10 for 4 hrs, no options. We arrived at 7pm and just wanted to stroll down to the beach and back. Rip off. I get the price includes other car parks in the area, but I didn't want to go to any of them.
Written 5 June 2024
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Lynn G
St. Neots, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A beautiful area to visit however be aware of the extortionate car parking costs - £10 for 2 hours so if, like us, you only want to wonder down to see Durdle door beach and back which will only take you 20 mins or so it is a very expensive stop.
Written 4 June 2024
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Mark C
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place but its been ruined by swarms of people. Best not to go at the weekend or in the school holidays. Unless early in the morning or out of season.
Written 2 June 2024
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L C B
Birmingham, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We drove into Lulwoeth and parked in the massive car park. Parking was quite expensive. We looked around the little museum and used the loo...free and very clean. The gift shop was extortionate in price! We walked down to the cove (down a hill but not too steep) and ate our picnic sat on the rocks. We then walked up to overlook the cove (steep and rocky) which was well worth the view. We walked around back towards the car park where my husband and eldest walked up and over to Durdle door not too long a walk, but all up quite steep set of steps), while me and my youngest drove....once we paid for one car park you could use the other too.
We met them at the top of the cliff and then walked down together, this was a very steep hill but was well worth it. Man o War bay was stunning and, I know it's only a hole in a rock, but it was beautiful. Our eldest knew all about it from school Geography, so delighted in telling us all about it.
The walk back up was hard going and the loos at the top were not the nicest, but glad we did it as it was beautiful, especially in the sun.
Written 1 June 2024
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Alina V
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The beach at Lulworth Cove was dirty, could see plastic and beer cans and lots of dog poo and we could see dogs weeing everywhere so if you would want to sit somewhere you would have to question if a dog weed there before. For such a short strip of beach it should have been cleaner. But yet again, people should take their rubbish home not leave it on the beaches. At £20 per day for the car park, a bit more maintenance would be appropriate. We got a very windy and rainy at times, day, hard to even breath on the beach let along sit and enjoy it, so after 30 min max had to leave as the wind was head hurting. The Durdle Door walk was ok-ish, but no phone signal or emergency phones on the side of the path if you would have an emergency. There are no benches to sit and enjoy the views along the way, we got a rainy day so couldn't sit on the grass.
The shop is very expensive. I must say this is one of the most expensive car parks I paid for, with no proper safety things in place, and except the new steps the rest of the path is some rocks thrown in a joke. Not child or elderly or buggy friendly.
The only thing that didn't dissapoint was the surrounding nature and views.
Written 30 May 2024
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Gill F
79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Sadly we didn't stop. The car parks were mijimum £10 for 4 hours and you couldn't pay for just an hour or two. Disappointing.
Written 30 May 2024
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Claire O
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The views are amazing- but the walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door was a killer during the hot weather so we would rethink doing this again with 2 young children! However the views were beautiful.
Written 29 May 2024
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FarAway05377955644
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Stunning location.
However, what should be a peaceful experience was spoilt by groups of inconsiderate visitors playing very loud music on big speakers. Cars were speeding into the car-park blaring out noise, which continued all the way down to the beach blasting out noise without a thought for anyone else.
Why is this allowed?
Sadly I won't be visiting again. 😔
Written 21 May 2024
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S.G
Lymington, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The rating is purely for the views,
The public toilets are gross and the car park price is extortionate.
But it is absolutely beautiful and we return just for the afternoon most years.
Written 21 May 2024
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