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UK's Durdle Door limestone arch in the sea is nature's marvel worth visiting
Many nature lovers and adventure seeking tourists to the UK visit UNESCO recognized Durdle Door to marvel the limestone arch in the sea on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset. A Facebook friend recently visited the site and sent the pictures and called the visit 'a thrilling experience.'

The site is privately owned by a family which spreads about 12,000 acres in Dorset in the name of the Lulworth Estate and it is open to the public.

Although, the friend did not inform much about the site except expressing the excitement, a research on the internet revealed that 'the form of the coastline around Durdle Door is controlled by its geology - both by the contrasting hardness of the rocks, and by the local patterns of faults and folds.'

The description of the arch goes as follows on Wikipedia, "The arch has formed on a concordant coastline where bands of rock run parallel to the shoreline. The rock strata are almost vertical, and the bands of rock are quite narrow. Originally a band of resistant Portland limestone ran along the shore, the same band that appears one mile along the coast forming the narrow entrance to Lulworth Cove."

By looking around, one can see a thicker band of chalk of the Purbeck Hill nearby has dipping rocks. However, the limestone and chalk are in closer proximity at Durdle Door which has forned by sea erosion along with erosion of the headland. 

Since erosion is continullay is continually occurring, UNESCO teams monitor the condition of both the arch and adjacent beach as well.

Durdle Door has the the of folklore and culture of England and finds a place in the literature with poems written ont, video music has been prepared and films has been shot on the beach with the eroded limestone arch in the background.

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