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.

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 no beaches at Lulworth Area, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 6.1℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Dec 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 1.6℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Dec 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.6℃ to 0.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (N)
Monday, Dec 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (NE)

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.

Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 05:20 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 17:46 (Height 2.00m)
   Low Tide at 22:19 (Height 0.59m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 06:04 (Height 2.18m)
   Low Tide at 10:38 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 18:31 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 0.56m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 06:43 (Height 2.24m)
   Low Tide at 11:18 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 19:10 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 23:35 (Height 0.57m)
Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 07:15 (Height 2.24m)
   Low Tide at 11:55 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 19:42 (Height 2.01m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:09 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 07:46 (Height 2.20m)
   Low Tide at 12:31 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 20:13 (Height 1.93m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:41 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 08:18 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 13:05 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 20:45 (Height 1.84m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 08:50 (Height 2.01m)
   Low Tide at 13:35 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 21:18 (Height 1.73m)

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