Ask anyone about Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and Durdle Door is likely to be one of the first things they mention. This globally-famed Portland limestone arch was created some 10,000 years ago when the sea punched through the soft rock.
If you want to get a closer look, follow the steep natural cliff path down to Man O’ War beach where you can bathe in the clear waters around this geological phenomenon. You’ll see a number of caves around the coastline but please do not enter, as the soft cliffs around here are prone to erosion.
If you want to explore the area further, why not pitch a tent at the Durdle Door campsite, go rockpooling or coasteering, sign up to a kayaking tour or stroll along to neighbouring Lulworth Cove, another nature-carved phenomenon of the Jurassic Coast.