It was a hot summer day. Early in the morning, me and my friend Jairo picked up our backpacks, packed our swimsuits, sandwiches, DSLRs and set off to Durdle Door. If you spend as much time as I do on Instagram contemplating landscape photos of people who travel all over the world, then you probably know what Durdle Door is famous for: the rock arch.
I was pretty excited about this trip. I love beaches, cliffs and all that a seaside has to offer. Especially, when it’s +35Cº outside and no clouds.
And I was not the only one… The beach in Durdle Door was packed with people. We literally struggled to find a place to sit on the sand. Despite the +15Cº water, everyone was diving in. I did get in for a minute or two myself. Some even were jumping off the natural arch! Not a risk I would take, but they seemed to have loads of fun! Good for them.
From Durdle Door, it is quite easy to get to Lulworth on foot by following the path on the cliff. It is another popular place among tourists for its cove. The Lulworth Cove is a natural formation, and geologist try hard to preserve its shape from erosion. The sight is quite picturesque: looking from above, it seems to hug in all the little boats that nest there before sailing off.
Hot, tired and happy, we got ice-creams before going back to Bournemouth. It was one of the most memorable days in my life. I often go back to look at the photos and every time I thank my friend who took me there. I just cannot get over the beauty of it.
Restaurants & Facilities
I noticed a food truck in Durdle Door, but I guess it’s there only during high season on hot summer days. All the restaurants and cafes are in Lulworth.
How to get there
We took a train from Bournemouth to Wool Station (around 10£) and then a taxi to Durdle Door.
You can also take Somerset bus 15 or Damory Coaches Bus 104 to get from the train station to Durdle Door Park Entrance. More information you can find here.