Half Day Tour – Direct service to Durdle Door & the Jurassic Coast
Daily Service for most of the year!!!
Over 60: £20
Under 16: £15
3 hrs to explore, walk or relax!
The ONLY direct service from Bournemouth and Poole to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
See the two biggest highlights of the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site.
This is not a guided tour, your driver will take you to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door via a very scenic route. When you arrive they will give you plenty of information and maps so you can enjoy the area, but you are free to explore it on your own.
The vehicle size will vary according to how many people are booked, it might be a mini-coach in the winter and a double decker bus in the summer.
If you join the bus tour in Bournemouth you will enjoy a scenic drive with views of:
- Poole Bay
- Poole Harbour
- Poole Old Town and Quay
- Lulworth Military Firing Range
The bus drops you at either Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door at about 12:30 and will then depart from Lulworth Cove at 15:30, getting back to Bournemouth at approximately 16:30
Most of our passengers get off at Durdle Door and then after spending some time there; walk the one mile or so over the hill to Lulworth Cove. This walk is over a well trodden path over Hambury Tout which is a BIG hill (though not steep) and it does give magnificent views in both directions, remember to look behind you. The walk is a mile or so and takes about half an hour.
PLEASE NOTE: Durdle Door is about half a mile from the road and paths to it are picturesque but rather hilly. Most people, young and old, can walk there and back, albeit with some effort and some sweat on their brow … that is half the fun after all! If you do have difficulty walking then you may find that you are not able to reach Durdle Door by foot. If this is the case then you can spend the whole time at Lulworth Cove, where there is plenty to see much closer to where the bus stops.
You will be given a map by the driver highlighting the main features, but it is a great place to follow your nose and have a look around at your own pace.
Lulworth Cove is in the village of West Lulworth and has a number of cafes, pubs, restaurants and a fish & chip shop.
Durdle Door does have a small shop in the holiday park that you will walk through, and during the peak season a small refreshments kiosk on the cliff top. There are toilets at both Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Pick Ups & Drop Offs
11:00 Bournemouth Station – Coach Stand K*
11:10 Bournemouth Pier – Bus Stop behind Hot Rocks Restaurant*
11:20 West Cliff – West Cliff Road, bus stop at side of Savoy Hotel*
11:45 Poole Quay – The Portsmouth Hoy Pub*
12:30 Arrive Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
3 hours of free time to explore!!
15:30 Depart Lulworth Cove
16:30 Arrive back in Bournemouth
Please note, it is important that the tour departs on time so that all passengers can enjoy the tour. If you are coming to Bournemouth by train or coach on the day, please plan to be in Bournemouth at least an hour before the departure time to allow for any delays, as we cannot wait for you if you are running late, and we do not offer refunds or rescheduling if you miss the tour.
Please also note that whilst every effort is made to stick to the above timings, they are approximate and traffic congestion and hold-ups do occur, particularly in the peak summer season. We advise you not to book your onward travel until at least after 17:30, and if you can, have an open ticket.
Lots of our passengers come down from London etc on the day and then after the tour have a few hours in Bournemouth before returning home later.
Itinerary details change from time to time when attractions open or close or when we think of ways to improve the tour so if there is something you particularly want to experience please contact us to make sure it will be part of the tour on the day that you travel.
* The bus will not go to every pick up point necessarily. The driver will have a pick up list with our passengers who have chosen a pick up point. He will not drive to a pick up point where we don’t have a registered passenger.