Ringstead Bay Beach

Ringstead Bay Beach is a shingle beach in a quiet rural location and is ideal for those who are looking for a peaceful day out.  As the tide goes out you will get some sand and the beach is overlooked by unspoilt farmland and cliffs.

The bay was once used by smugglers and is now a popular location for fossil hunters – this is the Jurassic coast.

There is a pay car park just up from the beach (plus shop and cafe) OR free parking at Southdown, the National Trust land at the top of the cliff, but with a long steep walk from the beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Ringstead Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Ringstead Bay Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Ringstead Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 16.4 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Sep 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 16.1 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Sep 29rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Oct 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 17.1℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.9℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Oct 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 10.2 m/sec (WSW)

Weymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Ringstead Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Ringstead Bay Beach is at Lulworth Cove 7.10 km (4.41 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Ringstead Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 27 Sep
   High Tide at 04:58 (Height 1.83m)
   Low Tide at 09:46 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 17:16 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 22:25 (Height 0.38m)
Thu 28 Sep
   High Tide at 05:53 (Height 2.07m)
   Low Tide at 10:33 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 18:11 (Height 2.33m)
   Low Tide at 23:06 (Height 0.21m)
Fri 29 Sep
   High Tide at 06:44 (Height 2.27m)
   Low Tide at 11:17 (Height 0.32m)
   High Tide at 19:01 (Height 2.48m)
   Low Tide at 23:46 (Height 0.10m)
Sat 30 Sep
   High Tide at 07:30 (Height 2.40m)
   Low Tide at 11:57 (Height 0.21m)
   High Tide at 19:49 (Height 2.55m)
Sun 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:24 (Height 0.07m)
   High Tide at 08:11 (Height 2.44m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 0.20m)
   High Tide at 20:30 (Height 2.52m)
Mon 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:58 (Height 0.13m)
   High Tide at 08:45 (Height 2.39m)
   Low Tide at 13:08 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 21:04 (Height 2.38m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:30 (Height 0.29m)
   High Tide at 09:10 (Height 2.25m)
   Low Tide at 13:40 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 21:30 (Height 2.15m)

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