Probably one of the most iconic, photographed landmarks in Dorset, England – Durdle Door. This beautiful natural rock formation is along the famous Jurassic Coast, which was the first natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in England back in 2001.
We arrived early, around 8am, the great thing about coming early to any place is you can avoid the crowds and multiple coach tours that will inevitably turn up at some point. Access to Durdle Door is free, although you will need to pay for the car park (around £4 for 2hours).
From the car park you can wonder down the gravel path, past Man O’War Beach, and enjoy the view from the top of the cliffs looking down on these two beautiful bays. We were so fortunate that the day we came it was perfectly sunny, not a cloud in the sky (although typically for England, it was still cold).
You can then walk down to the beach to get a closer look and spend some time on the pebble beach, with the white cliff back drop. Just be warned, its a long way down, which means a long exhausting walk back to the car ha ha.
If you are on vacation in Dorset, or close by, a trip to Durdle Door is a must, and If you want to spend a few days close to this area your best choices are Lulworth, which is the closest village, or if you are wanting to stay in a larger town Weymouth is the next best choice.