The stunning UK beach compared to the Algarve where hit Netflix TV show is being filmed

A BEACH in the UK served as the setting for a hit TV show on Netflix.

Britain has some great beaches including Durdle Door.

A British beach served as the backdrop for a hit Netflix TV show


A British beach served as the backdrop for a hit Netflix TV showPhoto credit: BNPS
During the filming of The Sandman, Durdle Door was closed for two days


During the filming of The Sandman, Durdle Door was closed for two daysPhoto credit: BNPS
The Sandman is a Netflix TV series


The Sandman is a Netflix TV seriesPhoto credit: BNPS

Located on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, holidaymakers typically flock to Durdle Door between June and August.

But earlier this week, possible plans were thwarted when the beach was closed for two days for filming.

As reported by the Bournemouth Daily Echothe second season of “The Sandman” was shot the holidays hotspot.

The Sandman follows the character Morpheus (the Lord of Dreams) on his quest to regain his power after being imprisoned for more than 100 years.

In several images, actor Tom Sturridge, who plays Morpheus, can be seen walking across the shingle beach in a flowing black robe.

Meanwhile, another actor can be seen with him in other photos, filming in white robes.

While Durdle Door is a popular vacation spot, it’s also a popular filming location in the television industry.

In recent years, television shows such as Doctor Who and Far From the Madding Crowd have also been filmed on the beach.

When the beach served as the backdrop for Pirates of the Caribbean, Hollywood stars also made guest appearances there.

And some vacationers can’t help but recreate some scenes while visiting the popular beach as well.

TikTok user Casey Shields (@myeyesareblue5) posted a video where she and some friends appear to be running like Captain Jack Sparrow.

One person wrote: “Love this.”

But Dorest beach needs no further notoriety as it is also compared to the Algarve.

In recent years, day-trippers on TripAdvisor have raved about the similarities between the two destinations.

One person wrote: “Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door: Reminded me of the Algarve in Portugal!”

While another added: “The rocks sticking out of the sea were so beautiful you’d forget you were still in there.” England and reminded me of a trip to Portugal.

The famous beach is a three-hour drive from London but less than an hour’s drive from neighboring coastal towns such as Bournemouth and Weymouth.

The British landmark can also be reached by taking a direct train from London Waterloo to Wool station.

We found return tickets for £35.50 for a full-paying adult, with a journey time of 2 hours and 35 minutes.

From Wool Train Station, visitors must take a 13-minute taxi ride to Durdle Door.

Vacationers have to go down a steep descent path and another 143 stone steps before reaching the beach.

Barbecues and fire pits are not permitted on this pebble beach. It is therefore best to bring enough food and drink with you for the whole day.

There are also no toilets on the beach, but day trippers can use the toilets at Durdle Door Holiday Park, which is 15 minutes from the beach.

Visitors can also book a stay at the holiday park, which offers a range of accommodation options including cabins and places to pitch tents.

A family of four can book a night in a tent for £25 or just £6.25 per person.

Two other beaches, Lulworth Cove and Man O’War Beach is also just a stone’s throw from Durdle Door.

And this isn’t the only beach in the UK that has been used as a filming location.

Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales was used as a filming location for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The beach was a backdrop for sleeve Cottage – the home of Ron Weasley’s older brother Bill and his wife Fleur.

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While the fictional cottage is set to take place at Tinworth in Cornwall, Freshwater West nailed it.

Now, a pretty British town that was featured in a TV show has become so popular that tourists flock there in droves.

Durdle Door is also compared to the Algarve


Durdle Door is also compared to the AlgarveCredit: Alamy

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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