Lulworth Cove


Lulworth Cove
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Lulworth Cove is part of Lulworth Estate and is a remarkable shell-shaped cove surrounded by high cliffs and with a lovely shelving beach.


Swimming is considered generally safe and there are rockpools to explore when the tide goes out. Boat trips are available in the summer. Visit The Boat Shed Cafe for an ice cream or some tea.

Wildlife and Walks

There are many interesting coastal walks on this stunning stretch of coastline. The nearby heritage Centre sells walking guides and gives information about the Jurassic Coast.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

25 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Facilities at Lulworth Cove

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



Pay and display car park in the village.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are not allowed on some parts of the beach

Beach cleaning

No current information