Photo By Peter Watts
Durdle Door Beach

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Panorama of Durdle Door in Dorset, taken late in the day with a low sun to the western end of the bay. Given the time of day, most people were making their way back up the cliffs from the beach. This panorama shows both the Durdle Door sea arch and the pebble beach and bay off which it stands, backed by steep chalk cliffs (which can be unstable).


Durdle Door Beach - Lulworth visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Durdle Door Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.

Durdle Door, near to Lulworth Cove, is a famous sea arch next to a pebble beach. Durdle Door is often found in geography text books as a prime example of wave action and erosion. This whole coastline is part of the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and has been declared a World Heritage Site. Durdle Door is a Portland Limestone sea arch and at some point in the future this will collapse to leave a stack.

Durdle Door is a very popular tourist attraction and the Durdle Door Holiday Park is situated on the hills above. The area is very popular in the summer and can get quite busy. Durdle Door is great for not only the geography, but also for swimming around and exploring the cliffs. Sometimes dolphins have been known to come into the bay. Next to Durdle Door is Man o'War Beach. The headland dividing the two is not always open to the public, but offers stunning views over both coves and views along the coastline.


Lulworth Heritage Centre (Tourist Information Centre)
Lulworth Cove
Tel 01929 400587


Durdle Door is a short walk from Lulworth Cove. Nearest parking is either at Lulworth or Durdle Door Holiday Resort. Lulworth is on the south coast of Dorset, about 18 miles west of Swanage (A531, then B3070 roads), and 15 miles east of Weymouth (A 353, then A 352, turn left onto Water Land and High Street).

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