Now there are plenty of places to stay on the Jurassic Coast but I was absolutely charmed by the Lulworth Cove Inn and surrounding village. Ice cream shops, fudge shops, tea shops, pubs, seafood restaurants, outdoor and boating gear rental - all within five minutes walk of each other, the Inn and the bright blue cove.
We hit traffic. The entire town looks like it's closed up for winter. Checked in five minutes after 9 PM. "Are you still serving dinner?" "No we stop serving the main menu at 9 sorry love." Face in hands I think 'WE'RE STARVING WOMAN HELP US OUT'. The hostess/bartender must have heard me because they offered us two huge cheese, fruit and bread platters, plus took our dessert order straight away so we could nab some sweets to help fill us up. They even gave us complimentary 24 hour parking in the tourist lot so we could enjoy the next day exploring without worrying about when we might get a ticket.
Our room was everything you'd want in an English seaside Inn. Beautiful traditional furniture, quirky ocean relics and antiques. A king-size fluffy white bed and gorgeous windows to let the morning light in. The pub is only open to guests of the Inn for breakfast so you won't be fighting any tourist crowds to eat. Plus, the Inn has a separate entrance for guests who have already checked in, so they need not walk through the pub if they're not looking to eat, drink or socially interact.
After our hearty breakfast (there is a small buffet but we ordered off the breakfast menu) we ventured into the village and made our way down to Lulworth Cove to do some exploring. I've got some tips and more photos of that in my article about our whole weekend on the Jurassic Coast. We ended our time in Lulworth Cove with an ice cream from one of the many shops in town (I had cardamom + eton mess) and made our way back to the car stress free. Although we were pretty "in and out" guests, the staff made us feel well looked after and at home and I can't wait to go back! Thanks for reading crew, and just a reminder this isn't a sponsored post. :) Please pass this along to anyone you know visiting the Jurassic Coast and comment with any other excellent spots to stay in the area! xx