The Jurassic Coast

I’ve been so excited to head down to Dorset ever since reading all about the Jurassic Coast in a magazine a couple of years ago, it’s been on my wish list from that moment. I am so glad I found the perfect weekend for it, the English weather has been on my side for once!

Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove have been voted two of the most beautiful spots in the UK, I am sure you can see why! The beaches of Dorset really are beautiful.

“the ultimate playground for the lovers of the outdoors”

I am sure you all know that I love nothing more than researching the best place to stay. Well, after doing lots of research, I luckily found availability in my No1 choice, Durdle Door Holiday Park! The location is totally amazing, I mean, could I get any closer? (I was in the third row back, in Holiday Home F6!)

From the second I arrived, I immediately felt at home. It probably helped that I had my dressing gown, hot chocolate & slippers in tow of course! (…I’m all about the home comforts!)

I had the best little spot, although all the homes are in a good location, I liked being so close to the walking paths leading to Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove.  It was super peaceful & quiet yet just a 10 minute walk to Durdle Door & a 25 minute walk to Lulworth Cove.

Holiday Home Gallery

Holiday Home Gallery

The holiday homes really make it special! It is so nice to have your own space to relax in after a busy day walking along the coast. It makes such a difference having your home comforts, I even bought my own pillow with me, although I didn’t need it because the bed is comfier than a 5* hotel!

…It’s so lovely to be able to sit outside in the fresh air & have the BBQ going too.

I had a 2 bedroom (1 double, 1 twin) Holiday home, which looked brand new. They are so modern and chic, totally not what you expect for a typical ‘caravan’ holiday.  The place is spotless too, I have never seen a shower so clean!

There is a fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, en-suite in the main bedroom, living/dining area, central heating, electric fire, TV, DVD player, patio area & parking for 1 car.  You can even bring your dog with you, check it out online or call 01929 400200

Talking of dogs, I can’t believe how dog friendly everywhere is! You can take your dogs on the beach with you, plus you can stop at The Dolls House for a dog friendly ice-cream…How cute!

Cove Cottage (Sleeps 6)

You could also choose to stay in one of the many cottages, they’re lovely little cottages sleeping 2-14 people. You could also stay in a Camping Pod if you are feeling more adventurous!

What’s in the area?

Durdle Door: Is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It’s around a 10 minute walk from Durdle Door Holiday Park, with great views along the way! There are plenty of spots for a picnic & of course for a swim in the crystal clear waters.

TOP TIP’S & MUST DO’S

 1. Wear shoes as the pebble’s aren’t ideal on bare feet. (I wore sandals, after 2 minutes of walking on the pebbles in bare feet I was begging for a piggy back from Quinn!)

2. Make sure you have everything you need before you head down to the beach, as it is a steep walk back to the top if you have forgotten something!

3. Arrive early. We arrived at around 9am & the beach was really peaceful. From around 11am it was getting quite busy at the bottom of the beach stairs, if you keep walking you’ll be sure to find a quieter spot though, just make sure you have your shoes!

4. Stop for photos overlooking Man O’ War Beach, it is a great spot!

The path to Durdle Door

Overlooking Durdle Door

 

The lookout over Man O’ War Beach

Lulworth Cove: It has such a cute little village on the beachfront with gift shops, cafe’s, restaurants & of course, plenty of places for an ice-cream! You can reach Lulworth cove really easily from Durdle Door Holiday Park, it is a stunning 20 minute walk along a stunning Coastal path! We spent the morning at Durdle Door, then walked over to Lulworth Cove for the afternoon. You can drive if you don’t fancy the walk, its only 5 minutes away & the car park is right by the cove, so if you struggle to walk it is a great option. (That was me on day 2, pregnancy got me!)

TOP TIP’S & MUST DO’S

 1. Wear shoes as the ground is un-even in parts, it is much comfier in sturdy shoes.

 2. Make a stop for handmade fudge, afternoon tea or an Ice-cream at The Dolls House (They have so many amazing Ice-cream flavours! I had candy floss flavour…YUM!)

3. Try The Boat Shed, we had fresh fish & chips on the beach for dinner as the sun set, watching the boats go by…It doesn’t get better than that!

Overlooking Lulworth Cove

The path from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Castle: This really is a fairytale Castle! It was originally built in the 17th Century as a hunting lodge to entertain royalty, however it has recently been restored by the Weld Family to continue being a beautiful part of History! They hold weddings & special events here too, with the next big event being Camp Bestival, which is an amazing family festival 26-29th July.

We spent 3 nights at Durdle Door Holiday Park, 5 nights would of been ideal. There is so much more to see & do in the area!

Any Questions, let me know. Happy to help as always.

Hannah xo

Blog post in collaboration with Durdle Door Holiday Park. All views my own as always!
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42 Comments

  1. Ann Snook-Moreau
    May 23, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    This place looks gorgeous! Hope you have a fun weekend away 🙂

  2. May 23, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Hope you have a great time, it’s such a beautiful part of the country!

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      May 23, 2018 / 7:54 pm

      Have you been Jenny? Looking for recommendations if you have! Have a few ideas but I do love a personal rec!

  3. May 23, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    This looks like such a great place to visit. I don’t know if I will have time to add it this year, but maybe next year!

  4. Jessica t
    May 24, 2018 / 12:42 am

    This looks gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful time!

  5. May 24, 2018 / 12:51 am

    hahahah I like the idea of a two-week birthday celebration. Happy birthday And enjoy!

  6. May 24, 2018 / 5:49 am

    That looks like an amazing location, will have to check it out myself! We stayed in Dorset over the Easter holidays and loved it, hope you have a great time too x

  7. May 24, 2018 / 7:31 am

    It looks fab, have an amazing birthday. My partners is next month and apparently his birthday lasts all of June haha

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      May 24, 2018 / 7:32 am

      That’s my kind of style!! Mines the 1st June, so I think it’s only fair that I steal some of May too ha ha!

  8. May 24, 2018 / 8:46 am

    Have a great birthday! I can’t wait to see your post when you’re home as it’s such a beautiful place x

  9. Elizabeth O
    May 24, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Dorset looks so idyllic. I hope you have a lovely time visiting, enjoying the bank holiday weekend and of course your birthday!

  10. May 24, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit. I’ll definitely go here one day with my family.

  11. May 24, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Wow I am so jealous. I am sure you will have an amazing time there. Have a great bank holiday.

  12. May 24, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    amazing! I would love to travel more and esp hit this place! it’s added on my bucket list (which is getting long by the way…)

    Ohhh, and happy birthday!

    …one more thing… HAVE FUN!

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      May 24, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Have a good weekend 😘😘😘

  13. May 24, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Oh we LOVE the jurassic coast, it’s just gorgeous and we’ve had the best holidays down there! We are back down there this next week, I can’t wait!

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      May 24, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Ahhh are you! Amazing, do you have any restaurant recommendations or walking trails? It’s our first time there, hoping to pack as much in as possible!

  14. May 24, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    What a great location. I think you will love it here. We really enjoyed exploring the Jurassic Coast this year when we stayed in Devon

  15. May 24, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    It looks so lovely there. It’s on my list of places to visit with the children asap. I hear there is a great beach there where you can find fossils.

  16. May 25, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Dorset is such a beautiful county. Have a wonderful time at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove! ! I’m looking forward to reading all about it.

  17. Annemarie LeBlanc
    May 25, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    Happy birthday! I am glad you are going to have a very nice vacation to celebrate your special day. Dorset looks really lovely! Hopefully I get to visit someday too.

  18. May 26, 2018 / 7:31 am

    Have an amazing time and a great birthday! Dorset is somewhere I really want to explore more of.

  19. Jacky
    May 26, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Hi, love this area. Take time out at Tyneham – take a picnic. Eerie atmosphere.

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      May 26, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      That’s so strange you say that, I was just reading about it! Is it just on foot, or can we drive there? I can’t find much information about it!

  20. May 28, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    I’ve never visited this part of the world but it looks beautiful when the sun is shining!

  21. May 28, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I went down south for my birthday two years ago too! We drove along the Jurassic Coast (Durdle Door was waaaaay too crowded so we didn’t bother) and stopped at a few little towns and villages. It’s such a beautiful part of the country!

    Oliver x

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      May 28, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Oh it really is! Durdle Door did start to get busy in the afternoon, but early morning was good! Its such a beaut area 😍

  22. May 29, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Wow what incredible photos ins such a breathtaking location!

  23. June 4, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I loved our time when we lived in Weymouth. It’s such a gorgeous part of the country and so scenic.

  24. June 4, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Wow.. it looks so beautiful there! Definitely somewhere I’d love to visit.

  25. June 6, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    I would love to visit this part of the country one day, it looks stunning!

  26. June 6, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    It’s such a beautiful spot, we’ve visited a few times over the years but never stayed. The holiday park looks perfect, really pristine and in a great location. Will look there next time we’re booking a break in the South West.

  27. June 10, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    OH WOW!! This place looks absolutely incredible and your recommendations are spot on. xxx

  28. June 10, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    The views are spectacular , how lovely to be able to wake up and see the sea. This looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  29. June 11, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Your photos are gorgeous, I felt transported there, it is an area I know and love. Your mobile home also looked immaculate, what a fab trip away. Mich x

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      June 11, 2018 / 4:50 pm

      It really was, I’ve never seen a bathroom so clean! The place was amazing. ✨

  30. June 11, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I went to the jurassic coast for the first time about six months ago and fell in love – it is so beautiful and I’d wanted to cross the durdle door off my bucket list 🙂

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      June 11, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Ohh isn’t it just the prettiest place! I’d love to come back soon, maybe next month, it’s such a special place to us now ✨

  31. Monique Cláudia
    September 12, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Sooo beautiful 😍😍😍. This is amazing!’ The holiday home is so cuty and cozy. Thanks for sharing

    • travelthroughlifehannah
      September 12, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Monique! It’s just so perfect, the best location and super cosy too!

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