Durdle Door is perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in Dorset. It is a natural limestone arch near Lulworth. It is privately owned but open to the public. During summer holidays the area is exceedingly popular. To reach the beach there is a 15 minute walk down a steep path, followed by 143 steps down onto the beach.
Caves can be seen, but due to cliff falls being common in the area it is unadvisable to enter them. While the beach and water look inviting, it is made up of shingle and there are hidden shelves and drops beneath the water. The changing tides and rip currents in the area make entering the water dangerous and cause multiple accidents each year.