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Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door half day trip

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From US$40.46

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


The Jurassic Coast features some of southern England’s most scenic shoreline. Travel via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, and visit Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door, with 3 hours to spend at your leisure. This half-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site departs by coach from Bournemouth, easily reached by bus or train; it makes for an easy day trip from London and South East England.
  • Half-day Jurassic Coast tour, departing by coach from Bournemouth
  • Comfortable transport drops you for 3 hours at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
  • Use provided maps and information to explore at your own pace
  • West Lulworth village features tearooms, cafes, and pubs for fish-n-chips

What's Included

  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Bournemouth (Coach Station), Boscombe, Bournemouth BH8 8DL, UK

    11:00 am Bournemouth Coach Station, Stand K (last stand) underneath ASDA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 10 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. Very rarely but there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant ticket: Please note, an Infant ticket doesn't guarantee a seat. If you require a seat for your child, please purchase a child ticket.
  • Strollers are welcome, they can be stored in the boot of the vehicle. Please note Durdle Door is not suitable for them as it is quite steep. You can however use the strollers in Lulworth Cove
  • The Durdle Door hike can be challenging for some but we offer alternative to see from up high and Lulworth Cove can be enjoyed by all.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Operated by Discover Dorset Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door half day trip?

A:The policy on sanitisation is:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

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165 reviews
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Best tour ever!
Catherine_J, Mar 2022
Our tour guide Paul was AMAZING so kind and funny! He has SO much knowledge about the local and surrounding areas and filled our day with puns and amazing facts all the way! What an amazing guy- and an equally amazing trip. Beautiful views, made all the better by excellent weather! I would highly recommend going with Discover Dorset for a tour!
Good half day trip
Sounak_C, Dec 2021
Very informative and very friendly tour guide . I really like it and will take again I will recommend to all of my friends
OH MY GOD- incredible.
Margaret_C, Nov 2021
I can't even begin to describe how awesome this trip was! I just came in for the day and feel like I go SO much for my money. All the stops were absolutely breathtaking. It's a steep walk for Durdle Door, so bring your walking shoes and take your time. It's worth it.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Oh wow, thank you for your amazing review! We are so glad you had a fabulous day! We hope to see you again!
Fab trip! Would absolutely recommend
Monique_J, Sept 2021
I had a great trip to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Paul was lovely and gave us fantastic insight into the history of the Jurassic coast. I had plenty of time to explore down by the coast and marvelled at the beautiful views! I felt very safe as a solo traveller and I would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time and write this lovely and useful review! We are happy you had a good time!
Miss B
Boguslawa_J, Sept 2021
Wonderful half day trip with friendly and funny guide Gerry . I had amazing trip and had enough time to see the sights and stroll around the beach and cliffs. I was on my solo trip so I really felt well on the tour.Highly recommended to everyone if you are in Bournemouth and can’t drive around here is the place to book you tour to amazing Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove .
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for your 5* review! We are so glad you had a good time!
Excellent tour
Dan_L, Sept 2021
Great tour with Paul. Better than advertised. Excellent service and good pricing. I highly recommend. Thank you.
Best day trip ever
Candace_B, Sept 2021
For anyone reading this wondering whether to go on this day trip I would 100% recommend going. The sites you get to see are just stunning, I couldn’t believe I was still in England with the Crystal blue sea, just took my breath away. So much is packed into one day definitely a great deal for your money. Also last but certainly not least our tour guide Paul 😍. What an absolute gem. Was very knowledgeable and told us many facts as we traveled plus was bobbing around making sure we were having a great time and where to go to get the most out of our experience. His warm and friendly demeanour was the cherry on top of a beautiful day.
Fantastic Trip
Steven_O, Sept 2021
What an amazing day from start to finish Gerry was our guide very informative and happy chap Be prepared for a lot of walking up and down steep slopes and steps well worth the views at the end
Jurassic Coast- Just as stunning as the photos!
Amandeep_U, Sept 2021
We managed to tour the Jurassic Coast the day after the busy August bank holiday weekend and before the end of summer break and it was well worth the wait. Gerry our tour guide was super knowledgeable and funny. He made the hour drive down to the coast fly by with his humour and wit. Lulworth Cove and Durdle door are just as stunning as they appear in photos. We had approximately three hours to explore. This allowed us plenty of time to dip our toes into the water, take dozens of photos and soak in all the beauty surrounding us. As students, we also received 10% off our booking which is always a bonus. Looking forward to planning and booking our new tour soon. Thank you
A fantastic day out!
Patricia_N, Aug 2021
What a beautiful day out. The scenery was stunning. Also, great tour guide who was both entertaining and very knowledgable. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for your 5* review! We hope to see you again!
Ornella_P, Aug 2021
Super! I definitely recommend 👌 ride was lovely and super informative. Weather was nice and defo bring good pair of shoes!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for your 5* review! We are glad you had a good time with us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Durdle Door trip.
Maria_D, Jul 2021
Our trip to Durdle Door was great. Our guide (Paul) was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot of interesting facts. Paul was very accommodating to everyone's needs. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely review! Yes, our guides have met all types of travellers and now can tell what you want before you even think of it :-)
Great trip that's well worth every penny.
Tia, Jul 2021
My partner and I really enjoyed the half day trip. Jerry was our tour operator and he was brilliant from start to finish! He was really informative and kept us in the know throughout the journey. The trip was well worth the money as the views and the spots we got taken up were really beautiful and well worth the visit. Thanks Jerry!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely review and the 5*! We are glad you had a great time!
Wonderful experience
Maricel_H, Jun 2021
Iit was worth a visit to Lulworth cove and Durdle Door ...amazing sceneries that you want to go back...highly recommended! book now guys! Mr Paul dropped us to hotel way back too! Special treat!thank you very much!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thanks so much for your review, so glad you had a good time!! Thanks for travelling with us.
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door trip is a must do and this tour plan ticks all the boxes
A_R, Jun 2021
My wife and I went for the 6 hour trip as we wanted the morning to ourselves at the beach. The trip was excellent. Paul Knight who was our guide was extremely knowledgeable, funny and kept us smiling throughout the trip. The backstory we gained about the Lulworth estate and then Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove was really helpful and we gained the appreciation of the natural beauty we were witnessing. We were also back on time and had enough time to do some stuff in the evening in Bournemouth. If I was to nitpick, the only thing that was missing was that there was no Blue and White minibus that is mentioned in the description of the tour. We were on a regular navy blue minibus which was comfortable nonetheless. Definitely worth the cost if you are keen on enjoying the beauty of Lulworth Cove Durdle Door while not having to plan the day out independently.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed lovely review!!! Indeed it is an amazing place and we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy it! That is true, it looks like we might be moving away from the zebra safari brand, I will go through the description and make sure it is accurate! Thank you!
Po-yee, Oct 2020
Nice weather, beautiful places, and professional guide. There are few people traveling around during this period, but still, stay safe!
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Many thanks for your 5 star review, we are delighted you enjoyed your trip with us. Hope to see you again soon!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Would recommend as day trip from London
Hau_T, Sept 2020
Paul was an amazing guide. Really enjoyed the friendly, laid-back & interesting commentary. This experience involves walking up & down steep paths (as all visitors to Durdle Door need to, everyone needs to walk at least from car park), and also from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove complex - so please consider the weather & your own fitness level before booking. Half-day trip is perfect length for a day trip from London.
Response from Host, Sept 2020
Hi there! Thank you! Yes, Paul is one of our experts! That's right, everyone has different capabilities, the guide is there to help. And yes, the timings of the half day trip is perfect if you are coming down from London. Kind Regards, Discover Dorset
ROI is fantastic!
Sahil_G, Mar 2020
Dave was amazing host !! please check weather before you plan your trip , we were blessed with Sunshine
Response from Host, Apr 2020
Thank you for your review! Lucky you with the sunshine! Hopefully there will be a lot of that this year! Best Wishes Kamilla
Wonderful Sightseeing Tour
Natalie_P, Jul 2019
It was a beautiful and sunny day in June when we took the tour. Our driver, I think his name was George, was informative and helpful. We had plenty of time to walk down to the famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Spent time on the small beach at Lulworth Cove to grab a casual lunch, and did some shopping in town. Everything was picturesque and idyllic. On the way back George took a small detour to show us around Poole. All in all it was truly a lovely day with great memories made!
An enjoyable trip
Rachel_D, Jul 2019
Comfy coach, decent amount of time spent at the attractions and the right level of interesting info given by the guide.


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