Best British Beaches: Durdle Door

Eroded by time and nature, Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks.

It is located on the Lulworth Estate in south Dorset and is part of the Jurassic Coast. The coastline is of such international geological importance that it was designated England’s first natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001 and is now part of a family of natural wonders including America’s Grand Canyon and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The magnificent natural limestone arch was formed when the power of the waves eroded the rock and forged a hole through the middle. The name Durdle is derived from an old English word ‘thirl’, which means to pierce, bore or drill.

Here's our pick of the nearest caravan parks...

1) Durdle Door Holiday Park   Lulworth Cove BH20 5PU

2) The Creek   Ringstead DT2 8NG

3) Streamside Caravan Park   Osmington Mills DT3 6HE

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  Published on 22 May 2018 By Dan Ellacott

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