Jurassic Coast
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From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

1. From Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Trip

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.

From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

2. From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins that give it its name. Entrance to the castle itself not included (Free to NT members). After lunch take a gentle drive along the coast taking in more stunning scenery as you head for an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Walk down to Man o’ War Rocks and view the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, hewn from the Portland limestone beds. Finally, head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole. Hotel pick up request: Please email us to info@discoverdorset.co.uk with your date, booking number and the name and address of your hotel. We will confirm the place and an approximiate time in a reply email, please be 10-15 minutes early and outside.

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What people are saying about Jurassic Coast

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Brilliant tour from start to finish. I expected the tour to just cover the the Jurassic Coast, but it includes a commentary tour of Bournemouth and Sandbank, and Harry's Rock. I got more than I expected and I would recommend this tour everyone who want to see the best of the UK. Very informative and scenic tour of yet another beautiful part of the UK.

You should be aware that the climb down to Durdle Door is not easy. Those unsteady on their legs may struggle. Younger folks don’t see to have any problems. There was a 3 year old on my trip who went down and back up without any problem. Dogs also seem to be able to cope without problems.

Had an unforgettable trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Our guide, Paul is an expert and told us lots of stories related to the South Coast. The minibus is comforttable. The scenery at Durdle Door is magic. Try a walk up the hill - a bit exhausting but is well worth the sight.

Amazing day, so beautiful landscapes , our tour guide John was very friendly and a great guide . I highly recommend the tour !!

Happy with coach trip,and driver men very helpful!many thanks