"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Durdle Door - East Beach

Durdle Door East is on the Dorset coast, and is part of the Purbeck Heritage Coast. It is a fairly remote beach of sand and shingle, approximately 580 metres wide, and backed by high cliffs.

Beach type: Shingle & gravel

Nearest town: West Lulworth

Local authority: Dorset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SY807801


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Durdle Door - East Beach

  • Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre (1m)
  • Lulworth Castle (3m)
  • Lulworth Equestrian Centre (4m)
  • Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (5m)
  • Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery (5m)
  • The Tank Museum (5m)
  • Dorset Snowsport Centre (6m)
  • Monkey World (6m)
  • SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (7m)
  • Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (8m)

Tourist Information

Weymouth Visitor Centre
Unit 1, Colwell Centre
School Street

Phone 01305 561 643
Email enquiries@weymouthinformationcentre.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 27 May


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 93%
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Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 97%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 92%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 89%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 87%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:03 BST
(00:03 GMT)
High Tide
08:55 BST
(07:55 GMT)
Low Tide
13:26 BST
(12:26 GMT)
High Tide
21:16 BST
(20:16 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Famous for the Durdle Door Arch. this beach is a narrow strand of mixed shingle. gravel and sand. The eastern end (Durdle Door Cove) is protected by the arch, while the rest of the beach is partially sheltered by a submerged offshore reef.

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