Durdle Door from Durdle Door Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken mid 2009 from the beach at Durdle Door in Dorset. This sea arch is north facing, so always in shadow. A shingle beach runs along the coastline.
Durdle Door from Durdle Door Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Durdle Door from Durdle Door Beach - Lulworth visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Durdle Door from Durdle Door Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
Durdle Door is one of the most famous landmarks along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Just a short walk from Lulworth and Lulworth Cove, it is a hugely popular tourist attractions, a World Heritage Site and often found in geography and geology textbooks.
Durdle Door is a sea arch that has been worn through near-vertical layers of Portland Stone (marine oolite) and basal Purbeck Caps (stromatolitic and pelloidal limestones) that used to line much of the coastline here. Most has been worn away, but this little headland still remains. On the other side of the headland is Man o'War Cove, which also has a shingle beach.
Durdle Door is one of the most visited parts of the Southwest Coast Path, with thousands of people making the short walk over the Hambury Tout hill, which rises from sea level to 130m before dropping sharply back down again. The stony beach continues west below the cliffs of Swyre Head to Bat's Head and Bat's Hole, another, much less visited, sea arch. Part way along the beach you can see a small, rocky outcrop in the water known as 'The Bull'.
Lulworth Heritage Centre (Tourist Information Centre)
Tel 01929 400587
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Walk: About 20 minutes walk over the hill from Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre car park in Lulworth village. Lulworth is about 18 miles west of Swanage (A531, then B3070 roads), and 15 miles east of Weymouth.