This past month has really been for discovering some of the beautiful places that the UK has to offer: first Oxford and now Durdle Door. Would you believe it that most of these photos were taken at around 7am? Never have I seen a beach so tranquil and picturesque....definitely an incentive to get out of bed early! We headed down for what is becoming our 'annual girls' holiday'....me, Mum, my sisters and my niece and nephew (ok, ok - he doesn't quite fit the 'girls' bit, but he doesn't mind!). Last year it was all quite last minute, so this time Mum and I did a bit more planning and settled on Durdle Door. I knew nothing about the area and was just blown away with how beautiful it all was.
As expected with a staycation, the weather wasn't exactly on our side. We had a day of donkey rides and 2p machines in Weymouth.....and that was about it really before we got rained off! We braved the downpour to take Ella and Dylan on their first train (and subsequently bus....I couldn't take anymore stepping in puddles!) rides to Bournemouth, had an obligatory rainy day in before visiting Lulworth Castle and Monkey World - but more on those in another post!
Sadly, because of the weather, we didn't get to spend a day on the beach at Durdle Door. It was a 5 minute walk from where we were staying, so after our first night hike down there (those steps are no joke!) I settled for early morning trips with my camera instead. It truly was the most peaceful place I've been for a long time, and sitting on those rocks listening to the waves was soothing to the soul.
So the question is.....why didn't anyone tell me about this place sooner?!