Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door


If you are looking for spectacular views, this is the place for you! 

Lulworth Cove

Spectacular Lulworth Cove

The Lulworth Coast stretches for 5 miles between White Nothe in the west to Worbarrow Bay in the east. The five types of rock at Lulworth (Portland, Purbeck, Greensand, Wealden and Chalk) are between 150 million years old and 65 million years old. The geology is important as it reveals the environment and creatures living at that time. The fossils within the rock are history set in stone.

Lulworth Cove is a pebble beach and by virtue of its natural protection is very sheltered. It was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the awesome powers of a river and the sea. It continues to evolve behind a narrow Portland Stone entrance as the softer Purbeck, Wealden, Greensand and Chalk exposures are eroded. Lulworth is also home to the famous Fossil Forest where you can see the remains of growths that formed around tree stumps from about 135 million years ago.

Further west along the coast will eventually take you to  Durdle Door, a perfect coastal rock arch in the sea and one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast.

The Heritage Centre at Lulworth Cove is open every day with free admission.

The Centre is dominated by the exhibitions which are constantly being reviewed and updated.

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

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