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Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Coach Trip

1. Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Coach Trip

Discover some of the most scenic coastline in southern England on a coach trip from Bournemouth. Travel along the famous Jurassic Coast, via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, to experience the nation's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit both Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door and get plenty of information and maps to help you along the way. Use the time to go for a light nature walk from Durdle Door over the hill to Lulworth Cove and get magnificent views from Hambury Tout. Spend the time at Lulworth Cove if you prefer to give your legs a rest and get a beautiful view of the arch on an optional boat ride from the beach, at your own expense. Benefit from a map highlighting the main features, or feel free to follow your own nose and explore independently. Find a nice cafe or restaurant in the village of West Lulworth or avail of the small shop in the holiday park at Durdle Door.

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From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

2. From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins that give it its name. Entrance to the castle itself not included (Free to NT members). After lunch take a gentle drive along the coast taking in more stunning scenery as you head for an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Walk down to Man o’ War Rocks and view the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, hewn from the Portland limestone beds. Finally, head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole.

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What people are saying about Dorset

Gerry the tour guy was absolutely amazing he knows so much history about Bournemouth and Poole I would definitely go back there and use them again he was such a fun and friendly guy would recommend the tour to anyone who wants to learn about the places you drive past 100% fantastic tour thank you Gerry you was amazing and we will be back that’s for sure Thank you we will be coming back again definitely Gerry went out of his way to make sure we were back to our accommodation safely and because he knew we were tired from walking- what a gentleman!!

Our driver, Paul, was a wonderful host! He told us lots of interesting details as we drove through Bournemouth and Poole on the way to Lulworth- very knowledgeable and entertaining! I definitely recommend this trip!

Our guide George was very sweet and we loved the fact that we could wander by ourselves for 3 hours, giving us the freedom to explore! Will do it again!

Make sure to wear your comfort shoes to enjoy the view, as it needs long walks.

It was a well planned tour with adequate time at each halt. Had a great time