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Durdle Door Beach

  • West Lulworth
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast because of the rock arch in the sea, formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them. Eventually the arch will collapse to leave a sea stack such as those that can be seen at Ladram Bay in East Devon.

Each year more than 200,000 walkers use the footpath between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, making it the busiest stretch in the south west.

This popular beach has no facilities although there are public toilets at Durdle Door Holiday Park. In summer, a mobile kiosk on the path leading to Durdle Door provides ice creams and refreshments.

Swimming is possible though the beach shelves sharply and there is no lifeguard cover so great care must be taken with small ones.

Pay parking available at cliff top car park between March and October, during the winter another smaller one is available for free at the entrance to the holiday park.

Dogs welcome all year.

The postcode given is for the local tourist information centre to use with satnav, so please plan your full journey independently.

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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


, West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England

Phone number

01929 552740



Click here to visit Durdle Door Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Pay-and-display car park at cliff top.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Durdle Door Beach has not told us about their dining options.

No, Durdle Door Beach is not wheelchair friendly.

Very steep and many steeps and uneven terrain that are inaccessible for wheelchair users. 

No, Durdle Door Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome.

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