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Durdle Door, a dog friendly beach in Dorset

Durdle Door

West Lulworth, Dorset

The spectacular Durdle Door arch and beach in Dorset forms part of the Lulworth Estate and the Jurassic Coast, recognised as a World Heritage Site. The beach is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society for excellent water quality and dogs are welcome at all times, all year round.


The limestone arch is accompanied by a truly scenic beach and water suitable for bathing in. The beach itself is tucked away in a quiet cove, making it the perfect spot for a romantic beach stroll with your loved one and your dog or watching the sunset.

Access to the shingle beach is on foot via a path and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove or down from the car park, located on the cliff top at Durdle Door Holiday Park. The beach shelves steeply in places so it is recommended that children are supervised at all times.

Besides its obvious draw of sheer natural beauty, Durdle Door has become a must-see Dorset attraction thanks to featuring in many films, including Nanny McPhee and Wilde. It also made an appearance in Cliff Richard’s music video for ‘Saviour’s Day’.

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