22 September 2016

Places To Visit: Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog

Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog

You don’t have to travel far to find beautiful places to visit - sometimes they are right under your nose! I’m very lucky in that I live in the beautiful county of Hampshire, England: we are surrounded by lakes, forests and beaches. Exploring Hampshire has been so much fun, and I wanted to tell you about Lulworth Cove and Durdledoor. Yes, Durdledoor actually sounds like something out of Harry Potter.
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.

Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog

Lulworth Cove is located near the village of West Lulworth, on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in the county of Dorset, southern England. With ample parking, we didn’t struggle at all to leave the car and start our journey. I wasn’t expecting the area to be so busy with shops and cafe’s - and even a fishmonger right on the beach. With everything you may need (from ice cream to a loo), it is a tourist hot spot. There’s also activities like kayaking and speedboats that do sightseeing along the cove, so plenty of things to keep you occupied with. We went straight to the beach, which was a rocky beach so bring a chair or a cushion with you if you want to lie down, and settled a little further from the main entrance which was crowded. The day we went, temperatures were soaring and with the scenery in front of us we honestly felt like we were on holiday. It was beautiful.

Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog

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.

Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lulworth Cove, travel bloggers, UK lifestyle blog

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.

Scallops at Lulworth Cove, food bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lobster at Lulworth Cove, food bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lobster at Lulworth Cove, food bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lobster at Lulworth Cove, food bloggers, UK lifestyle blog
Lobster at Lulworth Cove, food bloggers, UK lifestyle blog

I really enjoyed our visor to Lulworth Cove - it was such a beautiful and peaceful place, yet it had all the creature comforts you could want. I have recommended a trip to all of my friends, and everyone who followed were not disappointed. Next summer - Lulworth Cove is on your 'to visit' list.
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  1. Hi, I hope you are well. Beautiful photos, I am planning to go this weekend (last minute) there for my bday weekend. Could you recommend where to stay? everything I have checked it is pretty much fully booked. I did not expect that are to be that busy :)

    Thank you very much!

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