Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Lulworth Cove was formed at the end of the last ice age, which is something for you to think about when you visit this beauty spot on the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The scenery is something else – absolutely stunning views of course, but it’s just lovely – a white pebble beach lapped by the clearest waters, with rockpools emerging at low tide. To one side of the slipway the beach is dog friendly so bring your canine companion too! Visit the Heritage Centre to find out more about the fascinating way this gorgeous cove was formed; take a boat trip out on the sea in the summer months and when you get your land legs back head to the Lulworth Cove Inn for lunch. If you fancy a relaxing cream tea go to The Doll’s House on the lane down to the cove, or to the Boat Shed Café for snacks and uninterrupted views of the amazing coastline. There’s paid parking and loos, and just a short walk over the hill is the magnificent limestone arch at Durdle Door. It gets a bit busy in the peak season here, but it’s well worth a visit.