A friend of mine recommended we visit Lulworth Cove in the summer and sent me a couple of pictures which totally sold the place - beautiful blue waters and green cliffs looked more Mediterranean than the UK! After Googling the location, I found out that Lulworth was a mere hour or so drive away from where we lived - and we immediately planned a weekend trip.
After a little soak in the sun, I braved the water. I haven’t been in the sea since I moved to the UK mainly because it’s so cold! Paddling, and maybe a quick dip - yes; but actually swimming and enjoying myself? Nah. This was the first time I really embraced the warm waters (I think they’re warm because A) the temperature was so hot and B) because of the layout of the cove it helped heat water and keep it warm) and had the most incredible time.
After relaxing on the beach, we took a walk up the hill and found incredible views not only of the cove but also of the ocean stretching into the skyline. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. By this point, we realised we were running out of time to visit Durdledoor, which was a whole different hike. So we thought this time we’ll focus on Lulworth Cove and come back for Durdledoor.
As the evening started rolling in, we picked our dinner spot: Bishops Hotel & Restaurant. I loved the quirky and boutique feel of this hotel, plus they had Lulworth caught lobster. YUM.
The food was actually incredible - we pretty much had the same thing: scallops with parsnip puree as a starter and fresh lobster for our main. I couldn’t fault the food - we both scoffed our dinner, I enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and we sat watching the sun set.