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.

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Ringstead Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.3℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 2℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNE)

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.

Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 06:03 (Height 1.92m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 1.77m)
   Low Tide at 23:04 (Height 0.64m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 06:46 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 11:38 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 19:23 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 23:45 (Height 0.53m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 07:26 (Height 2.11m)
   Low Tide at 12:17 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 20:00 (Height 1.93m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:23 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 08:03 (Height 2.13m)
   Low Tide at 12:51 (Height 0.42m)
   High Tide at 20:35 (Height 1.95m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:55 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 08:37 (Height 2.10m)
   Low Tide at 13:19 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 21:04 (Height 1.92m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:25 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 09:06 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 13:45 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 21:27 (Height 1.85m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:54 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 09:28 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 14:15 (Height 0.38m)
   High Tide at 21:44 (Height 1.79m)

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