One of the most-loved natural landmarks of Dorset and a highlight of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Durdle Door attracts thousands of visitors every year.

The limestone arch is one of the most iconic and widely-photographed landforms in Britain.

Durdle Door and sand Durdle Door arch and beach People on Durdle Door beach toward bat hole Boy looking at Durdle Door from beach

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the 200 ft high arch rises from the sea just to the west of the equally famous Lulworth Cove.

How to get to Durdle Door

For your SatNav: BH20 5PU

The best way to get to Durdle Door is by driving.

Person looking at map on Durdle Door beach

From Swanage

Follow the A351 from Swanage through the villages of Harman’s Cross and Corfe Castle. Continue on the A351 at the Stoborough roundabout, taking the first left onto West Lane and immediately right onto Holme Lane.

Turn left at the B3070 and follow the road through East Lulworth and West Lulworth until you see signs for Durdle Door and Durdle Door Holiday Park, where you can park for the day.

Journey time: Around 35 – 40 minutes

From Wareham

Join the A352 outside Wareham, turning left onto the B3070 toward East Lulworth.

Follow the road into West Lulworth and Durdle Door will be signposted.

Journey time: Approximately 20 minutes

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Nearby attractions

  • Lulworth Cove – The pretty village of West Lulworth and its stunning cove is about a 30 minute walk from Durdle Door. You can also park in West Lulworth village, where your car park ticket for Durdle Door will also be valid.
  • Man O’ War Bay – Just to the left of the path down to Durdle Door and its expansive beach is the smaller Man O’ War Bay
  • Lulworth Castle – A 17th Century castle and grounds in East Lulworth. The castle is owned by the Weld family, who also own the Lulworth Estate, which Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are part of
  • Corfe Castle – The ruined castle and its pretty, historic village are a short drive from Durdle Door