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Lulworth Cove

Anchoring Cost - Free!

One of the most dramatic anchorages along the souths 'Jurassic Coast'. Lulworth cove is a staggeringly beautiful place to spend an afternoon, and if you're very lucky, maybe in a few days, as we did.

It's another spot that's great in a northerly with settled conditions. The anchorage gets really busy in the summer months and it can be tricky to find a spot. Luckily the water is generally so clear in Lulworth that you can see where you're dropping your anchor. There's a whole host of stunning walks from the beach, with a pub and small local shop within touching distance, what more could you ask for?

However, if there's any chance of a wind shift to the south, then it's very much time to leave as the entrance to Lulworth cove can become dangerous to try and navigate out of if a southerly whips up.

Lulworth Cove Anchorage Dorset

Our Time in Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove Anchorage

Lulworth Cove Anchoring

Hanks Walk in Lulworth Cove

5 Fun Facts About Lulworth Cove Anchorage

  1. Geological Marvel: Lulworth Cove is a stunning example of natural geology. The cove was formed over thousands of years through a combination of erosion and the powerful forces of the sea. Its distinctive horseshoe shape, formed by the waves eroding the softer rocks, makes it a popular tourist attraction and a subject of scientific interest.

  2. World Heritage Site: Lulworth Cove is part of the Jurassic Coast, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This coastline stretches for 95 miles (153 kilometers) along the southern coast of England and is known for its geological significance and rich fossil record, spanning 185 million years of Earth's history.

  3. Marine Conservation Area: The waters around Lulworth Cove are designated as a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This status helps protect the diverse marine life and habitats found in the area. Snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear waters of Lulworth Cove offer opportunities to explore the underwater world and witness the marine biodiversity.

  4. Popular Visitor Destination: Lulworth Cove is a popular destination for visitors, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Its scenic beauty, clear waters, and surrounding coastal landscapes make it an ideal spot for picnics, beach walks, and photography. There are also facilities such as cafes, shops, and parking to cater to visitors' needs.

  5. Coastal Walking Trails: Lulworth Cove serves as a starting point for various coastal walking trails. The South West Coast Path passes through the cove, providing opportunities for hikers and nature enthusiasts to explore the stunning landscapes of the Jurassic Coast. The path offers breathtaking views of the cliffs, coves, and the English Channel.


These facts showcase the geological significance, conservation efforts, and recreational aspects of Lulworth Cove Anchorage. It's a place where visitors can appreciate the natural beauty of the coastline, learn about the Earth's history, and enjoy outdoor activities in a picturesque setting.

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