Durdle Door

Visit Durdle Door

One of the Dorset’s most popluar beaches. A stunning geological rock arch overlooking a small beach, just along the coast path from Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door is the perfect place for a day playing in the sea, snorkeling around the rock and a picnic.

The huge ancient limestone arch is one of the most photographed sites in Dorset and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can reach this famous beach by walking over the cliff from Lulworth Cove. This part of the coast is fantastic for long walks and with lots of great photo opportunities.

Durdle Door is owned by the Welds family who own 12,000 acres (50 km2) in Dorset in the name of the Lulworth Estate It is open for the public to enjoy.

A great spot for dog lovers. This beach is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • Very Instagrammable
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Explore the local coastline

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Places to stay

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Holiday accommodation near this beach

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Header photo by Duncan Sparks on Unsplash

Getting To Durdle Door

Beach Location

West Lulworth, Dorset, South West England


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car. The nearest railway station is Wool (London Waterloo to Weymouth line by South Western Rail). You can take the bus (numbers 15, 30 and X55) which take your to and from Wool Railway Station and West Lulworth for Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door beaches.

Map of Durdle Door

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What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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