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Place Category: Beaches
Durdle Door beach is named after the natural arch that reaches out into the sea.
The arch is one of Dorsets 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 allows dogs.
Durdle Door Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through next Saturday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Thursday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
14->191% 58% 10 mph
6:58 am 7:07 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, Sep 24th
13->1737% 74% 10 mph
6:59 am 7:05 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1654% 63% 3 mph
7:01 am 7:02 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Tuesday, Sep 26th
12->176% 25% 3 mph
7:02 am 7:00 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1639% 69% 13 mph
7:04 am 6:58 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1522% 86% 7 mph
7:05 am 6:56 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Friday, Sep 29th
14->1842% 99% 14 mph
7:07 am 6:53 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 30th
11->1635% 77% 7 mph
7:09 am 6:51 pm
Durdle Door Beach Tide Times
Durdle Door Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area