Stayed there on 20th August for 5 nights. Stayed on a premium pitch which was really spacious. It had electric hook up, fresh water and waste. Pitch was sloping but manageable in the tent.
Same gripes as most people: toilet/shower block was only cleaned once daily and as it is used by all the walkers that pass through Durdle Door was muddy in no time. Despite this the showers were hot and of good pressure and spacious. The pitches are not well maintained and the grass was long upon arrival (even after seeing the grass cut on other pitches, there didnt seem to be much difference). The crows were noisy but not an issue (slept through till 8 or 9 most mornings). The staff were fantastic in the shop, the bar and the reception and couldnt be more happy to help. The prices were good value (we'd just gone there from Hendra in Cornwall where it was more expensive) and the food was excellent, especially the chicken and leek pie and curries. The take away was also good value for money (£1.50 for 4 halves of garlic and cheese chiabatta).
The scenary around the park is stunning and attracts many walkers who make use of the facilities at the park. The walk down to the beach is almost treacherous! it is steep and mostly on loose gravel, not good if you suffer from vertigo. It took me and my 6 year old about 20-25 minutes to walk down there although we did go quite slowly. The beach at Man of War is mostly stones but being a cove, is well sheltered and the water very calm. We didnt go on the Durdle Door beach.
I would have given this park a very good rating if it had not been for the dirty showers/toilets. They could maybe take a leaf out of Hendra's book and have someone on duty all the time (or at least during the busy times) ensuring that each shower cubicle is clean and free from mud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the dramatic world Heritage Jurassic Coast and surrounded by glorious rolling countryside, Durdle Door Holiday Park is in a unique location. Here you will find modern day amenities in an uncommercialised environment. Our camping and touring pitches are spacious, our holiday homes luxurious and our wooden camping pods - cosy. For walkers the South West Coast Path is here on the doorstep, for those who love the outdoors you're right there.Durdle Door has a total of 108 camping and touring pitches, some with uninterrupted sea views, 60 holiday homes for hire, a well stocked shop, laundrette, fully serviced pitches, modern toilet block, bar and restaurant. We look forward to seeing you at Durdle Door. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Durdle Door Holiday Park Hotel East Lulworth
- Durdle Door Holiday Park East Lulworth, Dorset