Durdle Door East


Durdle Door East
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Part of the Lulworth Estate and famous for the Durdle Door Arch, the beach is a narrow strand of mixed shingle, gravel and sand. The eastern end (Durdle Door Cove) is protected by the arch, while the rest of the beach is partially sheltered by a submerged offshore reef.


Durdle Door beach is used for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. There is no zoning for water sports activities. There are disabled toilets at the Holiday Park.

Wildlife and Walks

Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The undulating cliffs form a challenging section to the Dorset Coast Path and its associated circular walks. To the east lies Lulworth Cove and the Isle of Purbeck and to the west is White Nothe Headland.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Facilities at Durdle Door East

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins



Summer pay parking at cliff top car park at Durdle Door Holiday Park. Small free winter car park located at entrance.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information