Ringstead Bay

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

Season: spring

The beach at Ringstead Bay is a long crescent, unspoilt and tranquil in the bright sunshine on this occasion.  Located just west of Durdle Door and comprising a part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, this is a haven for wildlife and a place to reflect and unwind.  There’s an invigorating walk back up to the car park.  Isolation is part of the appeal at Ringstead Bay.

Spring visit photo gallery


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


What the beach means to Keri.


A view of Ringstead Bay from the water’s edge.

Season: autumn

Ringstead Bay has a small, crescent-shaped beach, sitting near the hamlet of Ringstead.  This is a quiet spot that’s easy to get to, with a family feel, located 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 explore 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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