Visiting Durdle Door - Dorset's Jurassic Coast

I will have to do a series of a few posts for this trip that I went to Dorset. And to start of course I will start by the "star of the show" - Durdle Door.

From the hill you go to get to Durdle door, the view already starts magnifique, it is quite a tricky walk since the ground is very slippery with the sand and loose small rocks.

How to dress for the occasion:

I wouldn't recommend flip flops for it, to be fair the best shoes for it are comfortable trainers (sneakers).
Also clothes wise probably swim suit with a towel or whatever, but if you are wearing clothes I recommend comfortable shorts and top.

Man O' War Bay

When you are walking the pathway to reach Durdle Door, you will first see Man O' War Bay, which I must say is gorgeous. I mean, check it out, am I right or am I right:

This is the local name they give it, officially the name is St. Oswald's Bay, and it entails a cove called Man O' War Cove.

Durdle Door

Also known as Durdle Dor, this is an arch of limestone naturally carved on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset - this is near Lulworth. It is privately owned but it is open to the public for no fees.

This is another magnificent view, right?!

For a person that is used to seeing actual sand on the beach, a rocky beach is not common, specially if after looking at it, it seemed sandy but when you get close this is what you get.
Some things were filmed here, like the music video for Tears for Fear's Shout, and Cliff Richard's Savour's Day. It has been used in the movies Wilde, Nanny McPhee, and 1967's production of Far from the Madding Crowd.

According to "Scary Bones meets the Dinosaurs of the Jurassic Coast" children's story, there is a myth about how Durdle dor appeared - a dinosaur called Durdle Doorus was magically transformed into a rock which today we see as Durdle Door.

Hehehe. How cute is that?!

Have you ever been there? Would like to go?
Let me know in the comments below your experience.


  1. Wow you photos are amazing. Looks like a place I'd love to visit! I usually go around Cornwall as its really nice and pretty there too. Will definitely think about visiting Dorset too :)

    Meimei xx

  2. I've never been to Durdle Door! Your photos are beautiful. I have to go now, and when I do I'll be singing Shout from the cliff top :D

  3. Beautiful photographs! Looks like an amazing place to visit

    - ♥


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