Jurassic Coast – Lulworth

The area of Lulworth is probably one of the best known parts of the Jurassic Coast. There are two villages – East Lulworth and West Lulworth. Lulworth Cove is a natural small harbour and home to a small fishing fleet. You can actually buy locally caught fish and shellfish just a few metres away from the sea !

Lulworth Cove

There are two main geological features to see at Lulworth. The first, called Stair Hole, shows how the layers of rocks have been uplifted due to what is called tectonic activity. The second called Durdle Door shows how the sea has eroded the softer rocks to create a “door” (hole) in the rocks.

Stair Hole with Lulworth Cove in the background

 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

This is a beautiful part of Dorset to visit especially on a day when the weather is good. There is quite a lot of walking, especially the climb up a hill to get to Durdle Door so wear some strong walking shoes. Buses run from the town of Dorchester and there may be coach trips available to the area, particularly in the Summer. There is a local shop for souvenirs and also a museum with examples of local fossils and good visual displays to show the geology of the area.

Some stunning views are available from the walk to Durdle Door.

View of Lulworth Cove from the hill walk to Durdle Door

View of Lulworth Cove from the hill walk to Durdle Door

View along the coast towards Durdle Door

View along the coast towards Durdle Door

At Durdle Door looking further along the Jurassic Coast

At Durdle Door looking further along the Jurassic Coast

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