Lulworth forms part of the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site popularly known as the ‘Jurassic Coast'. 95 miles of coast represent 185 million years of the Earth's History with rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods. Around a third of the time of complex life on Earth is represented in these cliffs preserved in fossil form.The World Heritage Site status was awarded by UNESCO in December 2001 with the site being formally opened by the Prince of Wales at Lulworth Cove in October 2002. As England's first natural WHS it offers universal value to all mankind.The charitable organisation The Jurassic Coast Trust aims to support education, science, art and research projects based across the World Heritage Site and welcomes individual and business sponsorship.
A visit to Dorset is in no way complete without visiting the Lulworth Cove area and all of the things that make this Region such a popular one. This Jurassic Coastline has almost everything to offer any one of its visitors, from its world famous beaches, to the strange and unusual Durdle Door, this area is geology heaven. It is quite easy to forget about all of life's stresses and day to day hassles that we as human beings are a custom to, and if you are looking for a complete getaway from it all break, this is the place to come. There are award winning caravan parks and luxury holiday cottages amongst many of your accommodation options and with the coastline being what it is, you can quite easily pitch a tent if you are so inclined. Just a few of the many reasons we selected Lulworth Cove as one of our Top 100 Attractions.