Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door- Heaven on Earth!!

Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to find picturesque places, they are right under your nose! All you need is bit of exploration and adventure spirit. I was fortunate enough to spend some time in the beautiful county of Hampshire, England. Exploring Hampshire has been so much fun, and one place of all I wanted to tell you about is ‘Lulworth Cove and Durdle door.’ Lulworth Cove in Dorset is a stunning, scallop-shaped cove, which was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the power of water. And very near to it is, Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England. Britain’s most exquisite holiday destination ‘Durdle Door’ is a place, which leaves you captivated and spellbound.

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I came across this place, while I was finding one day about places we can visit here in England. I saw pictures and couldn’t stop gawking, gorgeous blue waters and massive white cliffs looked more Mediterranean than the UK!! After googling the location, I found out that Lulworth was just an hour drive from Southampton, where we lived. We instantly planned a weekend trip along with our friends to soak in the prettiness of my most awaited destination.

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As soon we reached, there was huge grassland before us, where we parked our car and started walking towards the top of the hill. We reached the top from where the Lulworth Cove is clearly visible. It was windy but the view was stunning and something to die for. Lulworth Cove is not only a beautiful place to visit but it is also a fascinating one from the geological perspective. As the sea has cut into the land to create the almost circular bay, it has exposed strata from different rock types. From the top you would see water of distinctive shades of blue and green, surrounded by creamy white cliffs. You can see Lulworth Cove’s magnificent scallop shape and numerous tiny boats passing through the small entrance to the cove. The splendor and tranquility of this place can never be explained in words. It can only be felt.

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After this we started descending down the steep steps to the famous pebble beach and Durdle Door. It was a lovely beach of glittery pebbles and golden sand, full of excited families, sea-soaked dogs, children daring the waves to catch them, and romantic couples walking hand in hand. Durdle door, one of nature’s wonders was now very near to me standing in clear blue waters, eroded perfectly to create a limestone arch. As waves crashed around it, it was a striking sight, which made me fall in love with this place. I sat on warm golden sand, very near to tall white cliffs and allowed myself to fill my lungs with salty sea air. I could feel wind in my hair as they were hitting my face again and again.

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I visited this place in winters, which means the water in ocean was freezing cold, but still I gathered the nerve to go into the water for some time. I wanted to feel those white foamy waves on my feet. Needless to say icy water left my feet numb and aching, but the glee inside me was making it all worth. While I was in water, I could see little fishes around my feet and grey and silvery pebbles. I have never seen this clear water ever, and I was feeling so blessed to be at this place. At a distance I could see children and grown-ups swimming to Durdle door, climbing up and jumping into the water. I was wondering whether they were freezing and fall sick, but they were having fun. I was grinning looking at them and that how happy they are. It was a perfect day till now and a perfect weekend.

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Soon it was time to leave, but I wish I didn’t have to leave this place. We started our hike up the hill and believe me it’s a testing one. But the view of cove from top will make you forget all your pain and panting. This place is nothing but ‘Heaven on Earth.’ I wish I could stay here, forever and wake up to such incredible views and divine mornings.

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Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove is a must-see. From camping to walking, photography to nature walks, or to just adore the splendid views. There’s plenty to do and see here. While in England, don’t forget to visit this wonderful place and fall in love with all the magnificence and serenity it has to offer.

Even after travelling across different continents and countries, I think that this journey and the magical walk between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. Gorgeous, mystic and out of the world!!

 

 

 

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