General information

Overlooked by unspoilt cliffs and scenic farmlands, it is a dog-friendly beach that is extremely good for family beach holidays. A freshwater beach, Ringstead Bay is only 700 yards long, with uncovered sand once the tide ebbs away. Ringstead Bay beach holidays offer the superb chance to escape from the rush of everyday life. UK beach holidays are made simply irresistible with our massive choice of picturesque beach cottages and beach apartments nearby Ringstead Bay.

Major attractions

If you are looking for a spectacular sunny beach holiday, Ringstead Bay is certainly a wonderful choice. The best feature about Ringstead Bay is the opportunity to soak up the breathtaking views of the seaside towns, Weymouth and Portland. The beach is on the South West Coastal Path and attracts a lot of visitors for its tranquil surroundings and gorgeous views. You can also visit some of the best beaches in England on the Jurassic Coast such as Durdle Door, Man O War, and Lulworth, all of which are near to Ringstead Bay. The sheltered eastern end of the bay makes it a popular area for nudists,so you may want to avoid this section of beach if you are travelling with children or easily offended.


Weekend breaks in Ringstead Bay will certainly be exciting, as the region offers many interesting activities to suit visitors of different ages and tastes. Ringstead bay is safe for swimming, and there is plenty of grass above the beach for your kids to run and play. Sailing is one of the popular activities here, and you can even enjoy an exciting trip around the entire Jurassic Coast. The bay is dominated by the imposing white chalk cliffs of White Nothe. You can walk to the top of the cliffs and admire the impressive views of the bay and Isle of Portland. Thanks to our English country cottages, you can experience the best beach holiday of your lifetime from a luxurious and cosy stay, without breaking your bank.

When to visit

Since the beach is renowned for its views, heading there on a sunny day is a rewarding experience. However, you can also visit the beach throughout the year as the facilities in the village centre are open year-round.

How to reach

You can arrive at Ringstead from the A353 via Upton Village. Once at the village, you can park your vehicle in Ringstead near the sea. Although this option is expensive, it provides quick access to the beach. Also, you can park at the National Trust Car Park, above Southdown Farm, and reach the beach via a footpath which takes about 15-20 minute by foot. The nearest railway station to the beach is at Weymouth.

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