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Durdle Door - East Beach

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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

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

no dog bins. dogs are allowed on the beach.

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Activities

  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shop

Nearest town

Weymouth

Postcode

BH20 5PU

OS grid ref.

SY 8076 8030

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended