Ringstead Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available South West Coast Path SSSI National Trust Dog friendly

Season: spring

Ringstead Bay is a long arc, unspoilt and tranquil in the bright sunshine that I encountered for this spring visit.  Sitting just west of Durdle Door and part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline, this is a haven for wildlife and a place to reflect and unwind.  There’s an invigorating walk back up to the car park and isolation is part of the appeal of Ringstead Bay.  Highly recommended.

Spring visit photo gallery

 

Sue’s deep affection for this beach and the bay.

Jigsaw Holidays

 

What the beach means to Keri.

 

A view of Ringstead Bay from the waterline.

Season: autumn

Ringstead Bay is a small, crescent beach near the hamlet of Ringstead. It’s a quiet spot that’s easy to get to, with a family feel, a hundred metres or so from the car park.   The beach itself is shingle, looking out over Weymouth Bay, across to the Isle of Portland.  Children can adventure between the beach and the Ringstead Ledge, a small outcrop of rock which appears only when the tide is low.

Autumn visit photo gallery

 

Rob explains what his favourite beach means to him.

 

The scene at a wild and deserted Ringstead Bay.

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