Guide to Dorset's beaches

Durdle Door Beach

Durdle Door Beach

A mixture of sand, gravel and shingle, Durdle Door is famous for (and named after) an impressive arch at the eastern end. Good for fishing, swimming, snorkelling and diving, the water is protected from swells by a partially submerged offshore reef.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

no dog bins. dogs are allowed on the beach.

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Toilets are available in the caravan park with facilities for disabled people. The site also has a shop and a cafe.


March - October: Park at cliff top car park at Durdle Door Holiday Park (Pay andDisplay). A small winter car park is located at the entrance of the Holiday Park and is free in Winter.


Marine Conservation Society Recommended