Bournemouth is seriously blessed to be located at the start of the Jurassic Coast, a dramatic and history-steeped coastline decorated with breath-taking sea-sculptures and dotted with fossils.
Lulworth Cove, just west along the coast into the beautiful Purbecks. This natural cove was sculpted by the natural powers of the sea and strong swells of a river fuelled by melting ice at the end of the last Ice Age. Today the pretty shingle beach provides shelter from the elements and little rock pools to explore.
There is the West Lulworth Heritage Centre showcasing the site’s 10,000-year history and it’s close to another famous natural Jurassic Coastal structure, the stone arch of Durdle Door.