Discovering Dreamy DorsetBy Daisy Sunderalingam -
When visiting Durdle Door, leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful beach. Best reached by car, be prepared for a long walk down a steep cliff.
Make sure to take your time and rest whilst appreciating the breathtaking views of the cove and surrounding cliff tops. What’s harder is the trek back! Just remember it’s doable and there are smaller rock structures for perching on your way up.
About a ten minute drive away is Lulworth Cove. Although another beautiful sight, be mindful of the fact this is a pebble beach and perhaps tougher to tread. The walk from the car park meets a few inclines, however the roads and paths are smooth enough that this venture is achievable in the right foot wear, helped along by ample energy and a love for gorgeous, British coastlines.
As we sat and watched the boats in the distance my partner noticed people strolling around on the cliff top to the right of the cove. We hadn’t seen a way to reach this point from the walk down to the beach so my partner investigated by climbing the rocks on the far right.
While I do not advise anybody reach the top in this way, he was able to find a smoother gradual path for me that we had previously missed whilst atop the spectacular sea cliff. This structured walk is just to the right of the route down to the beach front, marked by smooth steps and wooden fences. From here you can appreciate the view of the cove from above which is undoubtedly the most stunning, natural attraction in Dorset.