Durdle Door, Dorset, England

When we were in France, my British friends kept telling us about their favorite holidays spent in Cornwall, England. Of course I started googling and was pretty surprised with what I found. I stumbled on this article about the best beaches you’d never imagine you’d find in Britain. Maybe I’m the only one, but I honestly had no idea the UK could offer such stunning scenery!

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So as soon as I found out we were going to leave Leeds and go down to West Bexington, in Dorset, England, I knew I wanted to explore the coast. The first stop was Durdle Door, and what a stop it was.

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We parked (paid £4 for 4 hours) and started to hike down (wear tennis shoes or boots) and were soon met with a pretty spectacular view.

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The water was a gorgeous blue color and quietly lapped again the rocky beach. The cliffs rose all around it and I basically just stood with my jaw dropped.

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After catching the coolest views of Durdle Door (an arch carved into the rocks), we went down the stairs and on to the rocky beach.

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We were so happy to be there!

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This part of England is called the Jurassic Coast, it’s 95 miles of coastline that stretches from East Devon to Dorset, and has 185 million years of history (hence the name!). I kept this in mind while we walked past the towering cliffs.

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Ever since that first day, we’ve been back to Durdle Door more times that I can probably count. It’s a STUNNING area, and if you’re ever in this part of England, it’s a must see!

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P.S. My friend Bethany is headed to Paris for the first time in a couple of months and I sent her a link to my post about my favorite things in Paris. In talking with her, I realized I forgot/left a ton of things out, so I updated it. Just in case!

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