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  3. Bournemouth
  4. Lulworth Cove

From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

Product ID: 90957
Enjoy a stunning full day out on the Jurassic Coast. Depart from Bournemouth and visit all the main sights on the Isle of Purbeck.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Jurassic Coast, England's only Natural Wold Heritage Site
  • Take the early morning ferry from Sandbanks to the Isle of Purbeck
  • Cliff top walk around Durlston Country Park in Swanage
  • Explore the pretty village and ruins of Corfe Castle
  • Spend the afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Itinerary
8 hours
  • Bournemouth

  • 1 hour
  • Studland (view)

  • Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve

  • Durlston Castle (visitor center)

  • Corfe Castle (lunch)

  • Durdle Door

  • Lulworth Cove

  • 1 hour
  • Bournemouth

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island.

By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made.

Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins that give it its name. Entrance to the castle itself not included (Free to NT members).

After lunch take a gentle drive along the coast taking in more stunning scenery as you head for an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Walk down to Man o’ War Rocks and view the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, hewn from the Portland limestone beds.
Finally, head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole.

Includes
  • Small group tour with a driver/guide
  • All parking and tolls
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bournemouth Coach Station - Coach Stand K. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity's start.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
Know before you go
A reasonable level of mobility is required as there is some walking and some of the ground is uneven in places.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Lovely way to see Dorset

It was lovely to see areas you wouldn’t know and the beautiful countryside. As my father was in a wheel chair the driver was wonderful and so helpful but unfortunately the tour is not ideal for disabled or wheelchairs as so many hills so we stayed in the town whilst the others did the cove which was a sham. The only thing the company should look into everyone was saying is a newer coach as it was unbearable the heat being 32 degrees outside and it is an old coach.

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27 August 2019

Tour for young and old !!

The guide made the tour very well, we had a stop at all places worth seeing and he made sure that we had some time to take photos or simply enjoy the view. He offered us different ways if you wanted to take a closer look at the surroundings!

15 October 2018

Lovely way to see Dorset

It was lovely to see areas you wouldn’t know and the beautiful countryside. As my father was in a wheel chair the driver was wonderful and so helpful but unfortunately the tour is not ideal for disabled or wheelchairs as so many hills so we stayed in the town whilst the others did the cove which was a sham. The only thing the company should look into everyone was saying is a newer coach as it was unbearable the heat being 32 degrees outside and it is an old coach.

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27 August 2019

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Product ID: 90957