Beaches – Lulworth

This dramatic stretch of coast offers mainly shingle beaches in sheltered coves. The Cove itself is easily accessible with good family and disabled facilities.  Others are a bit more of a challenge; accessed by steep rocky footpaths, but the reward  of empty beaches plus the peace and quiet to be enjoyed when you finally reach your destination, far outweigh the effort of getting there. Access to some stretches of the coast, and beaches such as Worbarrow Bay are controlled by the Army and it’s worth checking opening times before setting out.
Lulworth Cove
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An Oyster shaped cove with a beach of mainly pebbles with some sandy patches. Public conveniences and disabled facilities are available and there is a large car-park. Dogs on leads are welcome all year round. Boat trips departing from the cove exploring the local coastline are also available.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

Pondfield Cove, Tyneham

East side of Worbarrow Tout rocky with a sea cave.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

LulworthWorbarrow Bay, Tyneham

A wide crescent of sand and shingle accessed down a track from the ruined/deserted village of Tyneham.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

Mupe Bay, West Lulworth

Near Lulworth Cove, Mupe’s remote location in the Army Ranges allows limited access. It is beautiful and sheltered with good snorkelling and due to its remoteness your nearest neighbours are likely to be local fishermen or a yachts in the bay.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

Stair Hole, West Lulworth

A catacomb of sea caves and tunnels has formed a shallow lagoon with three ways out to the sea.  Diving and snorkeling are all great fun here.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

St Oswalds Bay, West Lulworth

A local’s favourite, a shingle beach which is quite hard to reach down a steep path.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

LulworthMan O’ War Beach, West Lulworth

Normally quieter than its big brother Durdle Door it is sheltered by an exposed reef that is great for snorkelling.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

Durdle Door, West Lulworth

The iconic rock arch, famous around the world, stands guard over a beautiful long shingle beach. The beach does shelve quite sharply in certain areas so swim with caution.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

Bat Hole/Scratchy Bottom

Bat Hole is a tiny keyhole arch at the other end of Durdle Door beach and is much quieter than the main beach.  It can be accessed via Scratchy Bottom or by walking along the beach from Durdle Door.
Dogs Unrestricted All Year.

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