The stunning beach just two hours away from London has been named one of the best in the world along with Bora Bora. Located on the Jurassic coast, Durdle Door is a must-see destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Proving that you don’t have to go to exotic destinations to discover the world’s most picturesque beaches, the stunning coastline attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It comes as Dorset beach was recently named one of the top 100 beaches on the planet.

Depending on your location in London, the tourist hotspot is just a two-hour drive away – that’s from Twickenham in South West London. By public transport, it’s a three-hour journey. It’s best to take the Southwest Railroad train from Waterloo to Wool, then take the X54 Jurassic Coaster Bus which stops just outside the Durdle Door Park Entrance.

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The tourist hotspot attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year – and for good reason

The beach is also home to a 10,000-year-old limestone arch, one of the most famous of its kind. Very helpful review in Beach map It reads: “Beautiful beach that curves in the shape of a dome is a mix of sand and gravel, and the water is as blue as it can be. Another amazing natural phenomenon can be found nearby – The Purbeck Beds.

“An exceptional formation of outcrop rock containing fossils of early reptiles and mammals. But for the uninformed about geology, it’s just a beautiful sight of those early mammals. interesting rock.” In the summer, the area can get very tropical, peaking at 17 degrees Celsius in June, 19 degrees Celsius in July, and scorching 20 degrees Celsius in August.

The most recognizable feature of the beaches is Goskar Rock, and the area is famous for its abundance of marine life – beware of jellyfish. Two other British Isles beaches that appear in the 100 list are Tenby North in Wales and Keem Bay in the Republic of Ireland.

A group of friends enjoying the hot weather with a game of sea volleyball at Durdle Door
A group of friends enjoying the hot weather with a game of sea volleyball at Durdle Door

These are joined by world famous beaches including Bora Bora, Copacabana in Rio Di Janiero in Brazil, and Turtle Beach in Sarasoto, Florida.

One TripAdivsor reviewer, from Manchester, said a visit to nearby Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove was ‘well worth it’. In a five-star review, she wrote: “Beautiful, read the reviews and take advice, start at Lulworth Cove and walk to Durdle Door and back, as there are more establishments in Lulworth , will definitely go again.

“The walk is quite steep although you need to take your time and stop for the view! Not sure what time the shops close but although we were in the parking lot in the afternoon, when we came back just after At 6pm, amenities including toilets were closed.

“Best check before you start walking what time they close if you’re likely to need amenities when you get back to your car.

Another visitor, from Chelmsford in Essex, wrote: “After the climb, I can honestly say this is amazing. It’s been on my bucket list for years now. It’s great. Make sure you put on your walking shoes and have a drink with you. But if you think it’s not worth the climb, you’re very wrong. Do it.”

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