Drive to Durdle door- Yellow fields and Army camp!
Drive from Birmingham takes you to Durdle door via Oxford (or alternatively Bristol) with roads getting busier near Portsmouth and Poole. On nearing the coastline, the landscape looks no closer to a beach with vast yellow Rapeseed fields on both sides and a series of hills and valleys with sheeps all around. One can also see Lulworth military camp and cautionary signage of sudden fire and military traffic (Ermm.. a bit scary though!).
Driving further takes you to narrow streets with traditional English houses on both sides and flower pots decorating them. Passing by them, you can see the sea at a distance with caravan parking space to your right. Cottages are available in plenty facing the sea and Durdle door, which you can pre-book for a couple of days stay to explore the Jurassic coast a bit more.
1. Pay and display parking space for cars
2. Caravan parking
3. Cottages for extended stay
4. Toilet facilities
5. Couple of small eateries
Walk down to the beach
A 10min walk down the hill takes you to the cliff giving a full view of Durdle door, the beach and the green hills to the right with white limestone cliff. You could go for a walk on the hills or head down to the beach by a series of steps. As in most of the beaches in the southern coastline, Durdle door is a pebble beach and waves are relatively lesser and smaller.