Lulworth Cove (and Corfe Castle!) in Dorset, England

Lulworth Cove Beach, Dorset, United Kingdom

Lulworth Cove in Dorset, United Kingdom is a natural wonder. It is situated near the village of West Lulworth and forms part of the ‘Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site’. Around half a million people visit each year, though mainly in the summer so it was fairly quiet when I visited in October 2015.

If you have seen the movie World War Z starring Brad Pitt, you may well recognize Lulworth Cove from the closing scene.

Sea Glass at Lulworth Cove

There was not a large amount of sea glass to be found here, but I did collect a few nice green and clear pieces. The beach is mostly covered in small stones so I was hopeful of some good finds, but perhaps being inside the cove itself meant that not so much was washed up.

Despite my meagre haul of sea glass, I was not at all disappointed by my day out. The scenery is incredible and well worth exploring. There are some fairly steep paths to climb if you want the best views, so wear sensible walking shoes or boots.

The Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove, Dorset.

Corfe Castle

If you’re planning to visit Lulworth Cove, make sure you stop off at Corfe Castle. As well as the amazing castle ruins – more than 1,000 years old – you can also enjoy a spectacular cream tea at the National Trust tea room. Not to be missed!

Clotted cream, fruit scone, strawberry jam and a pot of tea at the National Trust café, Corfe Castle.
Corfe Castle, Dorset. National Trust protected site.

Getting to Lulworth​

Lulworth Cove is very easy to get to by car and there is plenty of parking. If you rely on public transport it won’t be quite so smooth, but there is a train station approximately five miles away at Wool.



I have been gathering sea glass for many years. I can never resist a stroll along the beach and the opportunity to add some more beach treasure to my collection!

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