The closest place to stay to be within walking distance of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door is in West Lulworth, a charming historic fishing village surrounded by rolling countryside and some of the prettiest pastel-coloured cottages I have ever seen, dating back over 400 years.
Lulworth is where you will find the best hotels and restaurants and if you have a dog you’re in for a treat as it’s the perfect place for a dog friendly holiday! Every hotel, pub, beach and restaurant welcomed our dog with open arms, which is such a breath of fresh air!
Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove Accommodation
Limestone Hotel & Restaurant 𓇼 We Stayed Here 𓇼
This dog-friendly secluded country house hotel sits up on the hill, overlooking cute thatched cottages with incredible sunset views across the rolling countryside.
We choose to stay at the Limestone hotel as although it’s slightly further up from the beach, we are only talking a few extra minutes, they have their own private car park which some of the other places do not have and it offers that extra bit of seclusion away from the hustle and bustle.
We stayed in their snug and cosy ‘Hideaway Cabin’, hidden within the trees making it the ideal romantic coastal retreat. Breakfast is brought to your cabin for you to enjoy on your private balcony, overlooking the lush green countryside. All of the hotel toiletries are organic, eco-friendly and ethically sourced from Dorset.
There is a fine dining restaurant at the hotel serving delicious sustainably sourced produce from local suppliers which is extremely popular. We only just managed to get a table on our last night, so I highly recommend making a reservation before your stay.
Dogs are welcome in all areas of the hotel, including the restaurant! The sunset views from the hotel terrace across the cottage rooftops and countryside are not to be missed.
𓆉 Distance to Beach From here you can walk to Lulworth Cove within 10mins and Durdle Door & Man O’War beach within 25mins or just 4mins by car.
Rudds of Lulworth
This 4star boutique hotel has one of the most idyllic ocean view locations, nestled right on the edge of Lulworth Cove. It’s moments away from ice cream shops, fish and chips and delicious handmade fudge from The Dolls House. From here you can access the pebble beach within minutes or if you want a bit more privacy away from the hustle and bustle, you can relax by the clifftop pool whilst still admiring the glistening views of Lulworth Cove.
There is no carpark on-site, so you will need to park 5mins away in the main car park just behind the Lulworth visitor centre.
Dogs are welcome to stay at this hotel, however, they are not allowed in public areas, such as around the pool.
Distance to Beach Lulworth Cove is a matter of steps away, whilst Durdle Door & Man O’War beach can be reached along the coastal path within 25mins or 4mins by car.
Lulworth Cove Inn
This 400-year-old family & dog-friendly English pub, once a haven for smugglers of French lace and brandy, is now home to 12 coastal themed rooms complete with driftwood details and roll-top baths. The coastal path leading to the iconic Durdle Door sits directly opposite this charming inn, just behind the visitor centre.
𓆉 Distance to Beach The water’s edge of Lulworth Cove can be reached on foot within minutes. Jump in the car for a 4mins drive to Durdle Door or take the 25mins walk along the coastal path.
Durdle Door Holiday Park
If you want to be right on the door step of Durdle Door with direct access to the famous landmark, you will not get any closer than the holiday park, which is sat on the clifftop directly above.
Open from March to October, there are a range of accommodation options from premium sea view holiday homes and villas to glamping skylight cabins all of which are dog friendly.
From here you are a stone’s throw away from the famous limestone archway & Man O’War Beach, which is not to be missed. It’s a steep 10-15mins walk down to either site.
𓆉 Distance to Lulworth Cove
It’s a 4mins drive to the cove itself, along with pubs and restaurants or a 25mins walk along the clifftop coastal path, which can get a bit chilly!