Dorset has always been a popular holiday hotspot in the uk. Almost mistaken in summer months for tropical climates.
The Jurassic coast stretches from Dorset to Devon and is full of striking rock formations and beautiful beaches to explore. Britain’s first and only natural world heritage site and consists of 95 miles of shoreline and is around 200 million years old.
There are so many pretty towns and villages dotted along the Jurassic coastline you can take your pick of which ones to stay at or perhaps visit for the day.
Durdel door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic coast near Lulworth in Dorset. The stunning cliffs, the long sandy beaches, the spectacular rocky coastline make this a fantastic place to explore for a day out.
The coastline is of such international geological importance that it was designated England’s first natural world heritage site by UNESCO and is now part of the natural wonders of the world.
There is quite a steep walk down from the car park but the views are breathtaking. As you walk along the coastal path you come across man of war beach first.
Unfortunately the steps down onto the beach are currently closed for repairs but you can still stand at the top overlooking the bay and take in the most incredible view.
Further along the path We decided to take the steep steps down onto the beautiful pebble beach, they come out right in front of the famous arch.
Even tho the sun was out there was no swimming for us, There were plenty of crazy people brave enough to try a swim in what can only be described as Baltic waters.
Once back at the top of the steps which is a workout in itself we continued along the coastline path past scratchy bottom point which my son found highly amusing.
Hike up the hill if your feeling active it was quite testing and not for the faint hearted but the view from the top is impressive looking back over the cliff tops and beach.
We travelled by car and found it easily signposted there is a pay and display car park next to the holiday park with plenty of parking.
There are toilets and when we visited it was a warm spring day and there was also a catering van serving fresh Lulworth ice-cream and soft drinks.