Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast, Dorset. You won’t believe this is in England!
When: Summer | Cost per couple: £30 | What for: Fossils, warm sea, stunning coastal paths, endless blue seas, fresh seafood
Packing list: A car, cash, comfy shoes, water, towel, swimwear and most importantly, beach shoes for the pebbles
Lulworth is a 3.5hrs drive from London, heading South West towards Bournemouth.
Park the car at the visitor centre (Sat Nav BH20 5RQ).
There is plenty of space at the far end of the field but everyone gets stuck near the entrance so it can be deceiving how many free spaces there are, especially on a hot day.
Check out the visitor centre and cafe with toilets at the car park.
Refresh after your drive, grab an ice cream, fresh seafood and/or fish supper and pick up a Coastal Walk Map so you know what you will be looking at.
Start by exploring the beautiful Lulworth cove with its calm blue waters, scaling cliffs and bobbing boats.
Then head back through the car park towards the daunting pathway leading high over the clifftops ahead.
Don’t forget to take a glance back at Lulworth Cove in the direction of Bournemouth.
When you reach the top you will be greeted by stunning panoramas!
The main attraction of this walk and the reason you have just put yourself through almost 1km of total ascent is to witness the wonder that is Durdle Door.
Star of so many Hollywood movies and a magnificent piece of geology that draws in crowds from afar to gaze at it or swim through it.
Whilst Durdle Door is absolutely the main attraction on this walk, we found ourselves drawn to the more tranquil ‘Man O’ War’ cove adjacent to Durdle Door’s bay. Perhaps it was the curvature and colour of the bay or the significant lack of people…
If you stay more than one day, you must visit Weymouth’s sandy bay and it’s picturesque harbour, especially at night when the laser show introduced for the 2012 Olympics takes place.
Hurry though as 70% of residents have voted in 2018 to remove them as part of a revamp of the promenade lighting.
There are a number of B&Bs and stunning beach houses for hire if you want to visit as a group.
The Breach House, Lulworth – sleeps 10 from £995 for 2 nights weekends
Cove House B&B rooms from £90 per night
Rose Cottage holiday let from £125 per night
We don’t have any pics of when we last visited Weymouth but found some YouTube videos to help you get a feel for what it’s like.