Durdle Door Beach

Durdle Door beach is named after the natural arch that reaches out into the sea.

The arch is one of Dorset’s most cherished beauty spots a 30 (ish) minute walk from Lulworth Cove or 15 (ish) minute walk from the holiday park. This location on the South West Coast Path is very popular.

Although a popular beach this fine pebble beach is never too busy, in part due to its inaccessibility being a decent walk and steep steps down to the beach.

No facilities at the beach only a small kiosk on the hillside above the beach. The nearest car park and shops are at the Durdle Door holiday park or a longer walk from Lulworth Cove.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Durdle Door Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Durdle Door Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Durdle Door Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Durdle Door Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Oct 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (S)
Monday, Oct 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WSW)

Lulworth Area weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Durdle Door Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Durdle Door Beach is at Lulworth Cove 1.99 km (1.24 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Durdle Door Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:30 (Height 0.29m)
   High Tide at 09:10 (Height 2.25m)
   Low Tide at 13:40 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 21:30 (Height 2.15m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:59 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 09:31 (Height 2.06m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 21:54 (Height 1.89m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:28 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 09:57 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 14:41 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 22:25 (Height 1.63m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:49 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 10:30 (Height 1.68m)
   Low Tide at 15:09 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 23:04 (Height 1.40m)
Sat 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 11:12 (Height 1.51m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:11 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 09:21 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 18:57 (Height 1.17m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 03:49 (Height 1.33m)
   Low Tide at 07:13 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 15:38 (Height 1.49m)
   Low Tide at 19:55 (Height 1.02m)

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