Man of War


An open coastline fashioned from two beaches that the sea joined together, leaving Portland Stone outlines. A Chalk headland marks the point at which the soft rocks were breached. A very popular beach on the east side of the door of sand and fine pebbles. The Man O’ War and the Door shelter the beach providing safe bathing in shallow water.

How to get there: The pay and display car park at Durdle Door can be reached by driving through Durdle Door Holiday Park to the cliff top car park. (Open March to Oct inc.) Out of season a small car park is available by the main gate to the Holiday Park. From the car park, follow the main chalk track about 1/3 of a mile to the steps above the beach. (N.B.There are 150 steps down to the beach – this means a short climb at the end of the day). There are public toilets in Durdle Door Holiday Park and there is a refreshments van situated adjacent to the path.

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