Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door

Last May we had a weekend break in Weymouth. On the way to Weymouth, we stopped at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door – and as it happened, our little holiday fell on the first sunny, warm weekend if the year!

We walked up the hill from Lulworth Cove to have a look at the view (it was quite a steep slope!) and it was well worth the climb (and sweat)!

Lulworth Cove is a really beautiful, tiny little cove with a couple of fishing boats and it’s full of white, chalky pebbles.

After we finished taking pictures of stones (and taking a couple as souvenirs) from Lulworth, we drove round to Durdle Door – complete with chalky bottoms from the stones!

Just look at that amazing view! Durdle door is DEFINITELY worth a visit if you’re coming to the South coast – it’s only an hour-ish from Portsmouth and Southampton, and it’s a pretty drive through the New Forest to get there.

However, it’s a steep descent to the beach… meaning there’s a gruelling, unpleasant climb back up to the car park!

We had a picnic on the beach at Durdle Door, and then climbed back up to the car and drove the rest of the way to Weymouth. After we checked in, we had a stroll along the seafront and looked for a place to have dinner.

We decided on a burger restaurant (which made very good cocktails) and had a huge, flame-grilled burger each. They were awesome – I’d highly recommend a visit to The Dorset Burger Company if you find yourself in Weymouth – website is here.


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