The smaller of Durdle Door’s two beaches, Man O’ War Bay, is an enclosed cove, perfect for picnicking and wiling away the hours in a stunning setting.

As with Durdle Door, and nearby Lulworth Cove, this beach can get very busy in peak seasons.

The beach of Man O' War Bay

Safety and access

Safety warnings are in place at Man O’ War Bay

Both Man O’ War and Durdle Door are not suitable for swimming due to shelving beaches and rip currents.

Access to the bay involves a fair walk from the car park, including a steep hill and steps down to the beach. These paths and steps can be slippery wet weather. There may also loose be stones and uneven terrain.

As with all areas of the coastline, visitors should keep away from potentially unstable cliff edges.

Danger warning sign at Durdle Door

Toilet facilities

The nearest public toilets are situated at Durdle Door Holiday Park.

Nearby Lulworth Cove also has toilets and other facilities.