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Ringstead Bay

Ringstead Bay

Ringstead Bay boasts a combination of a shingle and pebble beach that covers a half mile stretch.

One of the best things about Ringstead is that the area tends to be extremely peaceful. The water is known for being very clear, and the area is a safe place to swim. Please note however, lifeguards do not patrol the beach.

There are lots reefs and rockpools around the shoreline, as well as the opportunity to find fossils - so there’s lots to get up to!

Ringstead Beach

Before reaching the beach, the bay is surrounded by cliff tops with plenty of grass land that overlooks the coast. Here, you can bring a picnic, have a barbecue, play some games and enjoy the panoramic view of the Jurassic Coast with Weymouth and Portland in the background. As you look out to sea, you’ll see Lulworth’s white, chalk cliffs also.

Signpost at Ringstead

Parking at Ringstead Bay

Parking is available at three car parks. The National Trust Car park above Southdown Farm offers free parking, however it is a fairly long walk to the beach. If you’re not planning to go to the beach however, it’s a great place to relax and view the bay.

Ringstead has its own private car park near the beach, this is pay and display.

Alternatively, there is pay and display car parking in Ringstead Village.

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