VISITORS to Durdle Door must pre-book parking spaces from today after chaotic scenes saw the Dorset beauty spot overwhelmed by visitors in recent weeks.

The Lulworth Estate has introduced a new system meaning visitors must pay in advance.

They will be charged £10 for four hours or £15 for a whole day and the public has been warned not to turn up without a booking.

No overnight camping is allowed, there is no discount for blue badge holders and tickets are only valid for the car park they were purchased for and are no longer interchangeable between the estate's car parks.

Air ambulance lands at crowded Durdle Door beach

Refreshments can be bought in Durdle Door Corner, next to the car park. Toilet facilities are available at the entrance to the car park.

To pre-book your space, download the JustPark app from the Appstore (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) and search for Durdle Door.

There are a limited amount of spaces at this car park and if you are not able to book for the time you have searched this means the car park is fully booked.

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Last month there were frantic scenes as beach-goers crowded together to allow an air ambulance to land on the beach.

Three people were seriously hurt after jumping from the arch and residents suffered abuse from frustrated visitors who could not find anywhere to park or any toilet facilities.