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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

Really good trip. The microphone wasn't working so couldn't hear the commentary. Driver and guide very amenable. Only downfall was there was a group of students, 2 of whom were 15 minutes late when we were due to return. The teachers couldn't contact them and had no idea where they were. The coach was not running, due to local guidelines in the parking lot and emission of fumes - students were complaining about this, even though they were the cause of having to sit in a stuffy coach! Driver and guide 10/10, students 0/10!

Took the scenic route through Bournemouth and Poole, which was cool. 3-3.5 hours on-site to do self guided looking around. Area itself was quite crowded with limited access to the beach by the Durdle door and definitely not stroller or wheelchair friendly. Plenty of uphill and downhill walking, so hopefully your knees are in good shape. Excellent trip.

Brilliant trip, cannot fault it. Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable and just great!. Definitely recommend taking water, wearing appropriate footwear and your swimming stuff if walking down to durdle door. Also leave at least 40mins to go and experience the stair hole.

The places we saw were breathtaking. A real wow factor. Sooo worth going on this trip. The areas were hilly, so a lot of unpaved ups and downs to walk. Be prepared with hiking shoes, and swimming trunks and expect your trousers to get dusty at the least.

Paul was a great driver and guide. The site itself is amazing. Durdle door is unique and worth the excursion.