Throwback Travel Thursday – Durdle Door

Haaaaapppy Thursday everyone!! This weeks #TBT is to a very sunny day, along the coast of Southern England. There is a funny story of how we ended up making time to visit this landmark. Believe it or not, it was through an instagram picture haha. My boyfriend sent me a picture of this gorgeous beach with a rock arch formation and immediately I wanted to go there myself. Took a bit of researching to find exactly where it was and once we discovered it fit within on of the days we had planned, we locked it in!

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This was on the first stop of second day of our roadtrip, so we were full of energy and the blue clear skies had us buzzing. Good thing too, because in all the research I did, they forgot to mention there is a very decent downhill walk to get to the cliffs and then more steps down to the lookout area…. annnnd even more to get down onto the beach.

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But it was well worth the early morning exercise… We were met with a beautiful small pebble beach, crumbling cliffs and crystal blue water. It is a part of the Lulworth Estate (yep someone actually owns that beach!!) and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and it is not hard to see why.

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You can easily see why it is called a door. I would love to visit here again but in the afternoon (the photographer in me really wants to see the light on the opposite side – haha makes for better photos!).

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Durdle Door

  • Location: West Lulworth (We just plugged in the nearby holiday park into the GPS). The access is through the park and we didn’t find it very well signed.
  • Opening Hours: Open at all times
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Pay and display at the Durdle Door Holiday Park

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There was paths right along the top of the cliffs and as much as we would have loved to explore them all, our schedule didn’t quite allow for it. I would love to go back and walk along the cliffs to get a full view of the Cove (in the afternoon haha). Apparently its even safe to swim there!

Also I am super keen to hear what you think of this series so far? Is there anything you would like to hear more about? Just comment below!

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