British Beaches

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Ringstead Bay Beach

Weymouth, Dorset

700 yards of shingle beach, once used by smugglers, and overlooked by unspoilt farmland and cliffs. The beach is quite a walk down hill from a National Trust car park.

Beach Type



None but there are public toilets and a cafe in Ringstead village


Swimming and sailing

Nature and Wildlife

Ringstead Bay is on the South West Coastal Path.

Water Quality





Dogs are permitted throughout the year.

Tourist Information

The National Trust West Dorset Office The Court The Street Charmouth Dorset DT6 6PG Tel: 01297 561900


Nearest town: Weymouth
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6294, -2.35068
Postcode: DT2 8NG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From the A353 through Upton village. The beach is reached either from the National Trust car park above Southdown Farm. the private car park in Ringstead or by the SW Coast Path.

Public Transport

No Details.

Nearest Railway Stations

Weymouth (Approx. 5 miles away)
Moreton (Dorset) (Approx. 5 miles away)
Upwey (Approx. 5 miles away)
Wool (Approx. 7 miles away)
Dorchester West (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a National Trust car park which is free - the car park is above Southdown Farm and is a quite a walk up hill from the beach. Also parking in the village but this is quite expensive.

Nearby Car Parks

Fishers Place, Ringstead (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Ringstead, Osmington Mills (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Overcombe, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Durdle Door, West Lulworth (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Beach, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Pavilion, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Nothe - East, Weymouth (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away

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