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afternoon walk

Simple but adequate lunch at the café. The shop sells a wealth of beach accoutrements. Nice stroll... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Richard W
Dorset, United Kingdom
Peaceful and quiet bay

This is a lovely quiet location, with some nice walks in both directions along the coastal path and... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
William M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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All reviews national trust car park pebble beach short walk to the beach cafe shop toll road beautiful clear water quiet bay usual beach coastal path high tide small fee public toilets lovely beach nice cafe ice cream fossil hunting lovely place
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a lovely quiet location, with some nice walks in both directions along the coastal path and along the beach. The beach consists of sand, shingles and pebbles and the water is really clear. Being located on the "Jurassic Coast" this is a good...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We spent a warm summers day at the beach, after a small fee in the car park we wandered down to the beach Kayak paddle board dog and picnic, what a perfect spot one of lifes little gems. Oh and the Cafe was very cheap...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank CarolineH4021
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We have visited the bay many times over the years and it has always held a natural informal feel to the visitor that was welcoming. The cafe/shop is a saving point for the visitor but sadly a high parking charge even for the shortest visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Simple but adequate lunch at the café. The shop sells a wealth of beach accoutrements. Nice stroll along the bay in the sunshine, beautiful clear water, few visitors as the schools had gone back. Pebble beach but there is the coastal path. Supposedly good for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Good beach, not great for young children unless able to swim as beach doesn’t slope gently into the sea. Water clean and clear. Downside would be the parking charge, fab if you want to spend the day there, however £5 when you turn up at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SurreyLittleOwl
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is obviously a popular beach in the daytime and I can see why. We came here for an evening walk while we were on holiday. It is a beautiful little bay with a shingle beach, just a short walk from the car park. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Delyth W
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

if you own a motorhome don’t bother .. drove all the way down the lanes to get there .. no obvious sign in sight and we always look for limits on vehicle size signs so would have seen it .. just to be turned away...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Herbsie
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a picnic free parking for national Trust although I didn't see a ticket machine tbh. We watched the gliders take off and fly was breath taking ...and the view We didn't brave the walk down to the beach as the children were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank milly183
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you are walking the coastline from Ringstead Bay it is better to use the car park on the top of the downs a few hundred yards to the east of the turning down to Ringstead Bay itself - especially if you are not intending...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Don’t listen to the noise about this privately owned cafe / beach & car park .... the location is great + they provide toilets !. The food is fine as long as you are not expecting gastronomic delights - Ringstead shrimps & their burgers are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Elizabeth W | Reviewed this property |
in the winter I think it's a couple of quid as it is in the evenings in the summer but it a honesty box........