Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Durdle Door - near Lulworth Cove Dorset


Steep but safe path down, then 1/3 mile walk along a pebble beach backed by tall chalk cliffs

Durdle Door (sometimes 'Durdle Dor') beach is located on the coast of Dorset and takes its name from a natural arch structure which projects out into the sea just West of Lulworth Cove.

Getting There

OS Map Ref: SY8088810


Lulworth may be reached from the A352 at Wareham via the B 3070. Alternatively take the B3071 south from Wool. From West Lulworth an unclassified road runs westward for about a mile to a caravan and camping site at Newlands Warren. Drive through the caravan site to reach the cliff-top field set aside for car parking - fee £2.50 approx. From here a path leads south-westward to meet the coast path above Durdle Door. A cliff path gives access to the beach:

"The walk down and up is STEEP - and involves steps for the last 150 feet or so. The road past the caravan site is at approximately 500', and well under a mile away, so chunks of the non-steps walk are also STEEP!"

The area of the beach used by naturists: "..requires a stroll westwards along the shingle shore for about three quarters of a mile, to Bat's Head and Little Door (referred to as Bat's Hole on some maps - a small arch). The naturist area starts a few hundred yards from the western end of the beach."

Update August 2003 Small notices are reported to have been placed on the gate at the exit from the car park stating that the beaches are "not for naturists". Discretion is advised. The land in this area is in the ownership of the Lulworth Estate.

You can park for free on the road outside the caravan park, and walk through it (on a public footpath) to the beach. You can also walk from Lulworth Cove (expensive parking)


The beach is pebbles and pretty quiet with nice views. With chalk cliffs behind and chalk pebbles below the sun can be intense. "Lovely beach if you don't mind pebbles. Usual naturist beach requirement to walk some distance (walking boots recommended, or tough shoes), but very peaceful when you get there, and NO possibility of being gawped (several hundred feet of cliff!)."


Small shop in caravan park. Pub in West Lulworth. Pub and cafe at Lulworth Cove



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