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Durdle Door

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Durdle door is a natural rock arch on the Dorset coastline in the south west of England. It is an extremely popular location for photographers, so coming up with original shots is challenging. Durdle door is best to shoot in the winter when there are less tourists around and the sun sets and rises over the sea rather than from behind the cliffs. Both sunrise and sunset are great times to shoot this famous landmark. Sunrise shots are great from the cliff tops west of the door as well as from the beach. As for sunsets, the rock arch will look great from the beach and from the cliffs. The cliffs next to the arch, Bats and Swyre head will also make great shots, so its not just Durdle door worth shooting when you arrive on this fantastic location.

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South West Coast Path
Wesr LulworthDorset BH20 5PU
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macuser's picture

There have been several landslips along the Jurassic coast, most recently near Durdle Door itself (01/05/13), so it's probably best not to stray too close to the cliff edge.