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Durdle Door

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About Durdle Door

Durdle Door is one of the Jurassic Coast’s most iconic landscapes. It is a natural arch, formed from a layer of hard limestone standing almost vertically out of the sea.

Durdle Door stands at the foot of a steep path followed by a set of wooden steps. It is accessible from above via a car park and the South West Coast Path, from which it is a 15 minute walk down to the beach. At the foot of this path are a pair of shingle beaches – Durdle Door to the West and Man o’ War Cove to the East.

The stretch of footpath between Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove is the busiest in the south west and sees more than 200,000 walkers every year. The walk between the two sites takes 30 minutes up and down a steep, but spectacular, walking path.

Durdle Door is part of Lulworth Estate, which is owned and managed by the Weld family. The Lulworth Rangers operate out of the Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre and are responsible for conservation and visitor management across the estate.

Scenic bus routes in Durdle Door

Swanage to Weymouth via Corfe Castle – Purbeck Breezer 30 from morebus

Purbeck Breezer 30

Swanage to Weymouth & Dorchester

Explore the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast from the top deck of this stunningly scenic bus route. Connect with the other Breezers and rail services along the route for a fantastic day out.

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