Day trip

From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

Activity provider: Discover Dorset Tours
Day trip

From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

Activity provider: Discover Dorset Tours

From US$ 43.14 per person

Get back to prehistoric nature and visit some of the most scenic sites of the Jurassic Coast on a minibus trip from Bournemouth. Explore Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door at your own pace.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • View the rock arch of Durdle Door, known as the jewel of the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit the picturesque shell-shaped Lulworth Cove and the famous Lulworth Crumple
  • Experience the majestic beauty of the Jurassic Coast at leisure
Full description

Discover some of the most scenic coastline in southern England on a bus trip from Bournemouth. Travel along the famous Jurassic Coast, via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, to experience the nation's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit both Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door and get plenty of information and maps to help you along the way. Use the time to go for a light nature walk from Durdle Door over the hill to Lulworth Cove and get magnificent views from Hambury Tout. Spend the time at Lulworth Cove if you prefer to give your legs a rest and get a beautiful view of the arch on an optional boat ride from the beach, at your own expense.

Benefit from a map highlighting the main features, or feel free to follow your own nose and explore independently. Find a nice cafe or restaurant in the village of West Lulworth or avail of the small shop in the holiday park at Durdle Door.

  • Transportation by bus or minibus
  • Information to help you explore on your own
  • Food and drinks
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Board the coach at stand K, Bournemouth Coach Station, just across from the railway station, below the large ASDA supermarket.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes

Know before you go

  •  Wear sensible shoes, as some of the ground can be uneven
  • The weather on the coast can be unpredictable. Even on a sunny day, the sea mist can come in and the temperature can drop suddenly
  •  The Durdle Door hike can be challenging for some, but the local partner can offer an alternative. Lulworth Cove can be enjoyed by all
  • Please note, the infant ticket does not guarantee a seat. If you require a seat for your child, please purchase a child ticket
  • Strollers are welcome, if they can be stored in the boot of the vehicle. Please note, Durdle Door is not suitable for strollers as it is quite steep. You can, however, use the strollers in Lulworth Cove
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 262 reviews

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A really enjoyable day out. The weather was great and there was plenty of time to explore Durdle Door and soak up the atmosphere of Lulworth Cove. The Visitor’s Centre was very interesting too. Our guide Paul was very thoughtful and ensured we got the most from our trip. He gave us a lot of detail about the areas we drove through and visited. As mentioned by other people, he dropped us off at our hotels at the end of the day which was really appreciated.

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March 31, 2023

It was an amazing trip! The drive from Bournemouth to Durdle Door was a little over an hour but pretty painless, our guide Paul was an absolute gem and dropped everyone off at their respective hotels on our way home. Durdle door and lulworth cove were INCREDIBLE and totally worth the visit. The beach was super busy but didn’t stop my partner and I from enjoying the beach and even swimming around and through the durdle door archway. Won’t want to miss this English treasure.

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March 31, 2023

Jerry picked us up from the pickup point (by the way, there was more than one! We had to take a taxi to the pickup point at the coach station only to find out that he also stopped directly across the street from our hotel at the pier!!) and off we went! He told great stories and had cute insights throughout the beautiful drive to the cove. The time at the spectacular Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door was the right amount to really explore the area! Highly recommend!!

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March 31, 2023

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