The sloping pebble beach which forms the shoreline of Ringstead Bay has been a favourite with families and visitors who are looking for a quieter, less crowded day at the beach. The car park is close by is very handy. There is a charge of around £5 per day to park your car here. It allows visitors to bring along sea going craft such as kayaks, inflatables and windsurfers. There is also a beach cafe and shop which is great for keeping everyone topped up with ice creams and drinks. Be aware that there is a vehicle height limit in force for the car park. We advise not to try and take a motorhome down to this one.
Ringstead Bay is one of the few places along the Jurassic Coast where the coast path is along the beach itself. As such it is common to see ramblers trudging along the pebbles as they make their way to their destination. The beach is nearly all shingle and pebbles. Make sure you bring suitable shoes if you’re looking to go for a stroll up and down the shore. If you do you will see remains of World War II pill boxes on the beach. These were readied in case of an invasion attempt but thankfully were not required.
The beach is dog friendly all year round so you can bring along your four legged family members here too. The crystal clear water are great to swim in for people and dogs and if you have snorkelling gear then there is always something interesting to look at underwater especially near to the breakwater.
Where to find Ringstead Bay
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