Lulworth Koyu (England)
Lulworth Cove in Dorset is a stunning, scallop-shaped cove which was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the power of water.
The landscape around the cove is constantly changing – it continues to evolve behind a narrow Portland Stone entrance whilst the softer chalk exposures are eroded. The area is extremely important for its geology, with some of the finest folding strata in Europe.
This horseshoe cove and pebble beach has recently been added into the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. The steps to the east of the beach lead down to Fossil Forest and Mupe Bay, and there is a visually dramatic walk along the cliff top. The footpath is within the MoD Restricted Area and is only open at weekends and throughout August.
During the Summer, a motor boat service takes visitors from the beach to Durdle Door and Mupe Bay from where there are excellent views of the coastline. The coast has excellent examples caves, natural arches, sea-stacks and high cliffs of almost-vertical chalk.