The Beach Guide

Durdle Door - East Beach

Durdle Door - East Beach - Dorset

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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?

Dogs allowed

no dog bins. dogs are allowed on the beach.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town



    BH20 5PU

    OS grid ref.

    SY 8076 8030

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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