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.

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Durdle Door Beach Photos

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Durdle Door Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Jan 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WNW)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:38 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 11:22 (Height 1.91m)
   Low Tide at 16:19 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 23:41 (Height 1.67m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:17 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 12:01 (Height 1.66m)
   Low Tide at 17:06 (Height 0.78m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 00:24 (Height 1.52m)
   Low Tide at 05:05 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 12:58 (Height 1.45m)
   Low Tide at 18:07 (Height 0.93m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 01:45 (Height 1.44m)
   Low Tide at 06:32 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 14:37 (Height 1.35m)
   Low Tide at 19:21 (Height 1.00m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 03:17 (Height 1.48m)
   Low Tide at 07:59 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 15:58 (Height 1.39m)
   Low Tide at 20:25 (Height 0.98m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:24 (Height 1.62m)
   Low Tide at 09:04 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 17:03 (Height 1.50m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 0.89m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:16 (Height 1.78m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 17:55 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 22:16 (Height 0.77m)

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