Durdle Door Holiday Park

by Swanage.co.uk
Two people standing on the shingle beach of Durdle Door in Dorset

Durdle Door Holiday Park is set in an incredible location on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Just a stone’s throw from Durdle Door itself, and a short drive or walk to the picturesque Lulworth Cove, it’s a great place to base yourself for a holiday in Purbeck.

Two people standing on the shingle beach of Durdle Door in Dorset

Wave-watching at Durdle Door

Popular with walkers wishing to explore the South West Coast Path, the sandy beaches of Swanage and Studland are also only around a 20 minute drive from Durdle Door (the beaches here and at Lulworth are shingle and pebbly).

Being part of the Lulworth Estate, you’ll also have easy access to the intriguing Lulworth Castle and its grounds, and the pretty villages of East and West Lulworth. You’ll also be near various outdoor activity centres, such as Lulworth Outdoors, which offers activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and coasteering, and Lulworth Equestrian Centre, offering lessons and hacking.

Camping & touring

Durdle Door Holiday Park, which won a Silver award in the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards, has a range of touring and camping pitches:

  • Camping – For tents, there’s a first-come-first-served pitch-up policy, with some pitches under tree-cover. These are electric-free. Note that the main camping area is named The Rookery, after the resident birds that call the trees their home
  • Caravans – Tourers’ pitches are situated next to the camping area, and each has electric hook-up and water. There’s also spaces for smaller camper vans (with electric hook-up) just outside the Park. Note that you might need levellers, depending on your pitch

The camping and touring season runs for eight months, until the end of October.

🐾 Durdle Door Holiday Parks pitches are dog-friendly, at a cost of £3 extra per night (up to two dogs per pitch)

Facilities

Park facilities at Durdle Door include family showers, an accessible (Radar-key operated) wet room, fridge and freezer, and USB charging points.

Man O' War Bay from the Durdle Door cliff walk

Man O’ War Bay from Durdle Door path

You can make use of the handy laundry service and keep mealtimes easy by eating at the Park’s restaurant, which is named after the nearby Man O’ War Bay – why not grab a takeaway hot drink or specialty pizza to take on a picnic down at the bay? (Note that the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays in off-peak season).

The Man O’ War Bar & Restaurant’s also open to locals and non-resident holidaymakers throughout the year. To get in touch call: 01929 400883.

🐾 Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar and restaurant.

Self-catering

There’s also cosy, fully-equipped holiday homes at Durdle Door Holiday Park, as well as smaller cabins and camping pods, to suit a range of travellers.

  • Holiday homes – Choose a luxury static caravan (sleeping either four, six or eight visitors) for a holiday with all the home-from-home comforts. Some of these have spectacular sea views and there is a range of dog-friendly and pet-free options (dogs stay for £25 each)
  • Skylight cabins – Sleeping up to six people, these cleverly-designed lodges make the most of a smaller space by separating the living area across a mezzanine level, and floor-to-ceiling windows for a bright, fresh and unique experience
  • Camping pods – Take the hassle out of camping and stay with a bit of rustic luxury in one of Durdle Door’s timber camping pods. Pods sleep up to four people and come equipped with lights, electricity, proper beds with mattresses and an outdoor seating area. Bedding can be included as an extra

Static caravans are open from Spring till 31 October each year, and holiday cottages are open all year round – perfect for a cosy winter getaway.

Contact details

For further information on accommodation and prices at Durdle Door Holiday Park, check the Park’s website for the full range of options: durdledoor.co.uk/home/accommodation-in-dorset-holiday-homes-glamping-camping/camping-touring-pitches/ 

  • 📍 Main Road, West Lulworth, postcode BH20 5PU
  • 📞 01929 400200

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