Lulworth Cove is world famous for its beautiful secluded beach and clear blue water surrounded by unique geological landforms including Stair Hole. The cove is one of the highlights of the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, that attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year. The rock arch of Durdle Door is only a 10 minute drive away or an exhilarating 30 minute walk along the coastal path.
Lulworth Cove Sat Nav postcode to car park: BH20 5RQ (Google map)
Official website: https://www.lulworth.com
Lulworth Cove Car Park
The large car park is conveniently located just a 5 minute walk away from the beach. It can get very busy especially in August so try to arrive early or you’ll end up parking in the overflow car park in the nearby fields. Car Park charges are given below.
The car park is open 24 hours all year round. Overnight parking is permitted but no sleeping is allowed. Parking charges are applicable overnight.
It’s also useful to note that tickets purchased at Lulworth Cove are also valid at Durdle Door Standard car park, Newlands Meadow and Lulworth Castle.
Lulworth Cove Parking Charges
|Up to 4 hours||£5|
|All day (until 9pm or dusk)||£10|
|Motorhomes & oversized vehicles||£15|
Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre is located next to the car park and is a great place to start your visit to the area. Entry to the centre is FREE of charge and it’s open every day from 10am – 5pm (4pm in winter). It’s closed on Christmas Day.
The Visitor Centre has plenty of interesting visual displays explaining the geology and formation of Lulworth Cove, Stair Hole and Durdle Door. You can also find local guidebooks and maps covering some of the nearby walks.
The centre is fully accessible by wheelchair. Off-road mobility scooters can also be booked for people with disabilities allowing safe access to Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole.