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$ 42.76 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 261 reviews

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I really enjoyed my tour of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. It was a cheap and cheerful way to reach somewhere not accessible other than by road. Since I had travelled to Bournemouth by train, I was grateful to find this tour and out of season too (in mid November). The small minibus and driver was not what I had expected, so it would be a little misleading to award a 5 star rating. However, this smaller scale approach was an excellent value service and David, the tour guide, was friendly and flexible in his approach and very interesting. If I could suggest the option of being dropped off at Lulworth Cove first for those who wanted to start with a meal or refreshments from a selection of pubs and cafes, rather than the more sparse Durdle Door car park, which had toilets and a small kiosk. Also, I would've liked an extra hour to explore but appreciate 3 hrs would suffice for most. A special mention to David who very kindly dropped us off at our hotels on the way back - a bonus!

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November 22, 2022

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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September 11, 2022

We had a very enjoyable half day hiking tour of The Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. The rain had held out for most of the tour. Paul Knight was our Tour Guide and Driver. He was very nice and even dropped us off at our Hotel on the way back.

August 23, 2022

Product ID: 90291