Mupe Bay, Dorset
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Mupe Bay, Dorset

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Access to Mupe Bay is restricted because it is situated on a military firing range. However, when you can get there, its quiet dramatic isolation is worth the hike - and, to some, is preferable to crowded Lulworth Cove, which is a bit of a Tourist Trap.

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A: Worbarrow Bay

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B: Lulworth, Dorset. Fossilised Forest.

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D: Lulworth Cove North Beach

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E: Lulworth Cove West Beach

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F: Lulworth Cove

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G: Lulworth Cove Village

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H: Lulworth Cove

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I: Lulworth Cove

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J: Warbarrow Tout Dorset

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