Ringstead Bay - beaches in Dorset

Ringstead Bay

Ringstead, Weymouth DT2 8NG

A quieter beach with stunning views over to Weymouth Bay and the Isle of Portland.

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25.7 miles from Highlands End
27.7 miles from Golden Cap
23.5 miles from Graston Copse
5.5 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Ringstead Bay - beaches in Dorset
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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.


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Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse