Best things to do in Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Lulworth Cove is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away in the UK. Last month, Sam and I stayed in Lulworth to celebrate our 6 year anniversary together (not quite Santorini but still lovely). Here’s what we got up to during our mini break…

Cosy lodge right by the cove

We spent 2 nights at Lulworth Lodge Hotel. This place is really homely, the staff can’t do enough for you and the food is great. Cooked breakfast plus pastries etc. is included in the room price and it’s location is ideal – within walking distance of everything you need.


Best things to do in Lulworth Cove, Dorset, by Luxe Beach Baby

Explore the quaint surroundings

From thatch-roofed cottages to pastel-coloured fudge shops, this quaint little village is the perfect place to wander around with an ice cream and take pretty pictures. It looks like a filmset for an old-fashioned murder mystery, especially in the dark!




Fish and chips by the sea

Fish and chips, scampi and chips or lobster roll, you just have to make the most of the freshly-caught seafood on offer down by the cove. We stopped off for lunch at The Boat Shed Cafe before walking along the seafront and taking in the views. If you walk up the hill you’ll get an amazing panoramic view of this perfectly circular, peaceful cove.


The coastline dates back millions of years, and you can even spot jurassic fossils in the rock walls. There’s a small museum in the visitor’s centre which houses some of the most impressive fossils and gives you more information about the cove’s long history.



Go for afternoon tea

We went for afternoon tea at Moreton Tearooms (around 15 mins drive away) which was amazing and all for only £12.50 each. Although I’m ashamed to say we were defeated and ended up bringing most of the cakes back to the room with us.


Walk to Durdle Door

There’s plenty of walks to try, but one you have to do is the trail to Durdle Door. The footpath is extremely steep, uphill and downhill, and the walk takes about 30-40 mins. It’s made easier though by the incredible views and reward of ending up at beautiful Durdle Door beach.


Best things to do in Lulworth Cove, Dorset, by Luxe Beach Baby

Romantic dinner at Limestone

Limestone is perhaps the best restaurant in the area, and actually part of Lulworth Lodge’s sister hotel. The atmosphere is completely different, but the perfect setting for a romantic, candlelit dinner. If you do go, make sure you get the peanut butter parfait – it’s quite literally the BEST dessert I’ve ever tasted.


Hopefully this post has helped if you’re thinking of booking a cosy weekend away in Lulworth. I imagine this place would be even more beautiful in the spring or summer when you can make use of the various watersports on offer too! If you have any questions about our stay, feel free to send me a message.

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