Durdle Door

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Lulworth Cove, England

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bekkanewman bekkanew…
24 reviews
Natural beauty Apr 08, 2015
Durdle door is certainly a well known rock in Dorset! and a certain must see if you come this end of the country.

So you can either park down at Lulworth Cove and walk up the steepest hill ever, then back down a really steep hill with loads of steps orrr you can park at Durdle Door caravan park and just walk down to Durdle door. Parking is pretty expensive to be honest, it's £3 for 0-2 hours and £4 for 2-4 hours and pricier the longer you stay. You need change for the car park as the card machines don't work, and there isn't a cash point nearby. It is not national trust so you wont get free parking if you are a member.

The hill up and down just Durdle Door is quite bad ass, so if you are unfit like me, park at the caravan park!! However if you are up for a bit of a hike and are pretty fit, park at Lulworth because the views are awesome!!

It's a little pebble beach, so you will need footwear otherwise it will hurt your feet. The water is beautiful and clear but gets deep quickly so just be aware of that in case you go running in!

It's pretty safe as it's in a cove, but of course always be aware of under currents on a day where the sea is rougher.

You can take your dogs and lets them off the lead, there is also a bay just before you get to Durdle door where you could go if you wanted, it's beautiful!! You will certainly want a camera, not that photos do it justice. It truely is a natural beauty of the world and I love it!!
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rahulshukla rahulshu…
11 reviews
Durdle Door is another for serenity :) May 06, 2012
Durdle door, the beauty of the place was overwhelming. It deserves all the attention and praise it has as one of the most beautiful places in UK. It sure is.

It is a pebble beach so if you only love sand beaches you might not like this about Durdle door, but the beach is totally beautiful and water is clear like hell. You still probably will not choose to get into it because it's cold. Well I did not choose to get in :) If you go there in summers you might well enjoy taking a swim. The cliffs aside the beach have different kinds of rocks. As is told, these rocks at Durdle door were formed under water before the landmass of the world broke into continents. And these rocks emerged above water as a result of tectonic forces during creation of continents. Some fact, right !!

Durdle door also has Man O' War adjacent to it which is also very pretty patch of beach. Its like a nature walpaper in 3D :) At one and quarter mile walking distance we have Lulworth Cove, one more beach.

This place has some bars, wine shop and a heritage shop. If you want to stay in this area you can choose to have a hangout here. Though there is also camping area at Durdle door itself which may get a priority. But doesn't really matter as the places are very close.
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debcon debcon
33 reviews
Durdle door Jun 13, 2011
I've put this down as cheap as the only thing you really need to pay for is parking.

Durdle door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. It is a pebble beach at the bottom of a cliff ( there are steps ) so I would advise taken something to sit on. It is a lovely place for a picnic on a hot day and the are lovely walks to go on nearby. I would advise anyone with small children to be careful as obviously there are cliff edges ( with no fences )and also when going into the sea there is a small "drop".

Just a short walk away is Lulworth cove which is also a nice place to visit.

Afew music videos have been made here such as Tear's for Fear's Shout and Cliff Richard's Saviours day. And some shots from the film Nanny McPhee were filmed here.
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Spectacular arch Nov 09, 2010
Durdle Door is one of the more spectacular points on the Dorset coast, reached by a walk from Lulworth Cove, itself a beautifully shaped beach.

It if formed from oolitic limestone that has been folded almost vertically. Apparently it is erosion by the sea and destruction of softer rocks that have created the caves, arches and stacks in his part of England's coastline. Howevr eventually the top will de destroyed and Durdle Door will be diminished into two stacks that will even later lose height.

No need to rush to see it - it may last a fair few million years but the writing is on the wall.
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