Head down south to one of the most iconic landscapes the United Kingdom has to offer, Durdle Door.
The site and surrounding area make for a perfect location to search and explore the prehistoric Jurassic Coastline, famous for it’s coastal walks, large cliffs, also a fossil hunting hotspot. Stretching over 95 miles, the famous coastline provides ample opportunities to explore the local area, take in the outstanding views and maybe even have a paddle?
A few miles west will see you come across another iconic part of the Jurassic Coastline, Lulworth Cove. Famous for its unusual landform and crystal-clear waters, the site is perfect for those looking to enjoy an ice cream whilst taking in some of the panoramic views on offer.
The area is of course a perfect place to take a seat, relax and enjoy the views on offer. If, however you want to adventure, there are endless opportunities to do so. Lulworth Outdoors run outdoor adventure sessions where you can take part in group coasteering where you can jump into the pools below, explore the secluded caves as well as the ultimate sea life adventure all whilst learning about the magnificent geology of the rocks that make this place so unique. The family friendly sessions run for 3 hours and are open for both adults and children.
If that’s not your thing then why not see what you can find on two wheels, enjoy one of the many cycling routes on offer and see what you can find. Will you discover one of the many lesser known isolated beaches? For more information on the cycle routes throughout the Jurassic Coast check out their website here.
Known as the ‘most beautiful castle in the south’, Lulworth Castle is well worth exploring. The surrounding estate covers a staggering 12,000 acres and is home to some of the most stunning countryside as well as great views out to sea. The castle itself is majestic and has been well maintained over the years, welcoming visitors from Sunday to Friday between 10:30am – 4pm.
If that’s not you’re thing then why not head to the Museum of Jurassic Marine Life and learn a bit about the creatures that used to call this famous coastline home. A collection of local discoveries made by fossil collector Steve Etches showcases the amount of sea life that has since been fossilised within the local Kimmeridge clay, the collection includes pre-historic crocodiles and Jurassic fish.
Where To Stay Near Durdle Door
Seaview Holiday Park
Located just outside Weymouth, Seaview Holiday Park is home to several luxurious chalets as well as static caravans and glamping options. The site is situated only a few miles from the Jurassic Coastline and only a short drive from the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. An indoor and outdoor pool allow for fun times to be had whatever the weather as well as a number of sports and fun activities on offer.
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Moreton Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Conveniently located only a short walk from the Moreton Train Station and several bus stops, this 120 pitch Camping and Caravanning Club Site is ideal for those looking to explore with many nearby walking routes allowing you to explore Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coastline. The quaint village of Moreton is home to a few small shops selling local produce, including cream tea’s and the local ale!
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Warmwell Holiday Park
The ideal location as well as the range of facilities available at Warmwell Holiday Park ensure that your trip away will be a memorable one. The indoor pool includes a wave machine and water slide, great for keeping the kids entertained, if that’s not your idea of fun why not see what you can catch at the on-site fishing lakes, or enjoy a workout at the fitness suite? A 15-minute drive south will see you come across the Jurassic Coastline with Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove nearby as well as many other secluded beaches and cliff tops.
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Crossways Club Site
The Crossways Club Site is a short drive away from Durdle Door Jurassic Coastline. The site is conveniently placed in the middle of large seaside towns Weymouth and Poole both of which provide ample opportunities to taste the local food and enjoy the attractions that make them such popular seaside holiday destinations.
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