Lulworth Cove, a unique scallop shaped cove on the Jurassic Coast, was formed around 10,000 years ago by the powerful sea. The surrounding land is rich with fossils, natural beauty and even has its own species of butterflies called the 'Lulworth Skipper'. The Jurassic Coast runs from Orcombe Point in Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks in Swanage and was granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2001.
The area continues to be extremely popular for hikers, fossil hunters, mountain bikers, swimmers, boaters and surfers. The walk down to the cove is filled with all sorts of local merchants: ice cream shops, pubs, bakeries and a very well known fishmonger. As busy and popular as the cove gets, the idyllic landscape remains an unscathed paradise and a hidden gem. The dramatic coastline continues throughout the surrounding areas-places like Durdle Door, Kimmeridge, Stair Hole and Hambury Tout are just a few of the landmarks within walking distance along the south coast path of the Jurassic Coast.