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Durdle Door Beach

West Lulworth, Dorset, England

  • Hill top view of Durdle Door Beach in West Lulworth
  • People at Durdle Door Beach in West Lulworth
  • Hill top view of Durdle Door Beach in West Lulworth

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
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Getting There and Contact Information


West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England


Click here to visit Durdle Door Beach's website
01929 552740

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Guest suitability

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

Parking facilities

Pay-and-display car park at cliff top.


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