Weekend Adventures- The Jurassic Coast

What surprises me most about southern England is the coastlines you can find. From the sandy beaches in Cornwall, the muddy estuaries in Somerset, pebbles beaches of Devon and Dorset and then the most stunning rugged coastlines of the Jurassic Coast.

The other half and I ventured down to the little village of Lulworth to experience this beautiful area.

All of last summer I wanted to come and visit however I’m almost glad I didn’t go in the summer and in fact went on a windy, chilly early Spring day. I think it added to the romance of the landscape also it was a little less busy.

Our first stop was at Durdle Door. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The ‘door’ and the coastline that surrounded it. The walk down to the beach is relatively easy but the walk back- jeez it was like a little gym work out. Sturdy footwear is a must. There is lots of Coast walks around the area as well that we didn’t get to do as we were only there for a day.

Durdle Door is a stunning rock formation which separates the beach and also Man O’ War Bay. The water in this area is a beautiful shade of blue and when the weather is good the swimming, snorkelling and kayaking would get you even closer to experiencing these dramatic coastlines.

Also, note for others don’t ask your partner to take a photo of you and then accidentally put your handbag by his feet. He’ll trip and almost fall off the cliff.  Not one of my finest moments.

After Exploring Durdle Door we headed down into the town and cove area to the lovely typical British seaside village of Lulworth.  It is world famous due to the unique geology of the area. The water was a little cold (bloody freezing) so no swimming or rock pooling for us but I can imagine in the summer it would be lovely. You can also take The coastal path from Lulworth cove to Durdle Door for even more views. One thing to note is the car parking pay and display covers you got both Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door so make sure you buy enough time for both.

Before heading back we stopped off at Lulworth castle. The castle is closed on weekends due to it being a very popular wedding venue. Getting married in a castle would be amazing #disneyprincess

Even though we could see inside the castle the grounds, church and exterior of the castle were spectacular. As it was slightly out of season it was really quiet but I can imagine there would be lots of picnics on the grounds and further exploring in the huge park. I even heard there were peacocks but sadly didn’t see any only spring lambs

The castle is from the 17th Century and was initially a hunting lodge for the aristocracy. It’s experienced fires and being seized by the Roundheads but is still standing and still showing so much history.

I can thoroughly recommend this area and look forward to heading back to see what other treasures the Jurassic Coast has to offer.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this!Great shots…another one for my list…that sea arch is amazing, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much! Its even more beautiful in person.

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  2. Debbie H says:

    Love this! Your pics are great 🙂

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    1. Thanks! You know I do love a photograph!

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  3. josypheen says:

    Oh my goodness those rock formations are gorgeous! This coastline looks stunning. 😀

    Do you know why it is called Man O’ War Bay? I wonder if you have to watch out for stingers!?

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    1. No idea and everything I’ve looked at hasn’t said why. It’s an interesting name for a bay isn’t it. I dont think there is stingers bit to cold up this way.

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  4. Em Linthorpe says:

    What a beautiful area, and one I’ve not been to. The castle, my goodness! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful photos x

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes its a lovely area and my pictures just don’t do it justice!

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  5. scskillman says:

    Lovely reminder of this coastline – we visited there a a couple of years ago and it is so beautiful. I love that coastline; it’s truly spectacular.

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    1. It’s a gorgeous part of the UK isn’t it.


  6. globalhousesitterX2 says:

    Love this coastline and the photography certainly has encouraged us to return! Enjoyed the post, Melanie 🙂

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  7. StoryTeller says:

    Lovely pictures. I am trying my best to move to UK finding a job in Digital Marketing. Lets see how it turns up. I can then explore these southern beaches. Amazing post!

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    1. Yes you really should if you get to the UK. Wishing you luck in your goals!


  8. collegeceliackc says:

    What a gorgeous place to visit! And I would totally do the same thing with my purse…danger prone to the extreme!

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    1. Haha the other half wasn’t to impressed 😂 it’s a. It’s a very pretty place


  9. Good pics.
    But don’t you agree that a sunny day is much better for an adventure like this?

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    1. Thanks. I think it would be just as lovely in the sun but I liked it how we saw it. Felt more rugged.


  10. Had to pin this, such a great travelogue! I love dreamy little adventures like this, and with such wonderful photography too. Great post.

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    1. Thanks so much for pining! It was a lovely place for a weekend adventure


  11. I do love the sea and those photos are so enticing!


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