Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door in Dorset make up just a small area of 95 miles stretch of the Jurassic coastline in the UK. 

To quote Visit Dorset, The Jurassic coast stretches for 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks at Studland Bay in Dorset to Exmouth in East Devon and is a fantastic place to explore the geological features of this dramatic coastline – England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Following my rather eventful stop off at the New Forest ( which you can read about here), I drove to Lulworth and parked my van at a place which I’d added onto my favourites on the app, Park for Night. 

Church Street Park Up

It was the first week of June and the sun didn’t set until around 9.30 pm so there was still quite a bit of time to go that evening before it got dark. I set off  down to the village and to view Lulworth Cove. Gorgeous! All of it! From the sweet cottages, some thatched, some not, all quaint…Rose Cottage, Driftwood Cottage, to the far outreaching views from the SWCP ( South West Coast Path) were, as ever, completely stunning. And likewise, looking over Lulworth Cove..well… beautiful. And right next to the cove is also Stair Hole. 

Lulworth Cove

Stair Hole is a “small tidal pool with rock arches, pillars and caves formed by water erosion on limestock rock”. Thanks, Google maps for the description!  A couple were having some wedding photos taken at Stair Hole whilst I was there. Just the two of them and a photographer. Certainly, a beautiful location for it. A nice thing to witness. 

I climbed down the small cliff to the cove and was further blown away. I sat on a rock and soaked in the feelings of peace and calm the place evoked. The smell of the sea was so strong here. Over the cliff I could hear the sound of the sea, and right where I was, the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the shore. Both in unison with one another. Both from the great one source. 

After sitting in love for a while, I decided to head back to the van, leaving the cove at the boat shed entrance/exit. Of course, all the shops were closed by this time, but the menus of the eateries looked pretty good! 

On my way back to the van I popped into the little village store ( The Lulworth Stores on Church Road) for some breakfast cereal for the next morning and was served by a very friendly lady and her son. The shop was a little on the pricey side but nothing more than what you’d expect from a convenience store.

I was treated to an incredible sunset that evening too and which topped my day off beautifully. Once in the van I phoned my daughter for a catch up, watched something on Netflix and then settled down with a good book.

Apart from the horse kick, I had an amazing first day to my travels. ☺️

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