Durdle Door

February 19, 2005

Durdle copy

Provided and copyright by: Paul Busse, The Steward School
Summary authors & editors: Paul Busse

This unusual limestone formation, known as the Durdle Door, is a classic erosional feature -- softer surrounding rocks have been worn away by the sea. The Durdle Door's massive rock arch dates from the Jurassic period and sits on the Dorset Coast of south England between Swanage and Weymouth. The beach is composed of brownish granules of flint. To reach Durdle Door, visit the Lulworth Estate and take a short stroll to Scratchy Bottom.

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