We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Tranquil beach

We live a long way from the coast and had not visited Ringstead before, even when we lived much... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
CharlieCB
,
Swindon
Pretty Bay - Worth a visit - Dog Friendly all year

We visited Ringstead Bay on a rainy windy day so didn't see it at it's best. It's a dog friendly... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
John B
,
Walkern, United Kingdom
Read all 98 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
LOCATION
Ringstead, England
Write a ReviewReviews (98)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"national trust car park"
in 8 reviews
"pebble beach"
in 9 reviews
"short walk to the beach"
in 3 reviews
"toll road"
in 3 reviews
"usual beach"
in 2 reviews
"tranquil location"
in 2 reviews
"osmington mills"
in 2 reviews
"high tide"
in 2 reviews
"public toilets"
in 3 reviews
"coastal path"
in 3 reviews
"rock pools"
in 2 reviews
"lovely beach"
in 4 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 2 reviews
"durdle door"
in 3 reviews
"shop"
in 15 reviews
Filter

41 - 50 of 97 reviews

Reviewed May 29, 2017

We live a long way from the coast and had not visited Ringstead before, even when we lived much closer. Wanting somewhere to have breakfast after an early morning start we chose Ringstead Bay based on the National Trust handbook. We chose to pay for...More

2  Thank CharlieCB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We visited Ringstead Bay on a rainy windy day so didn't see it at it's best. It's a dog friendly pebble beach with sand at low tide and rock pools. There is a National Trust car park (free to members ) at the top of...More

1  Thank John B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

We live in Upton near Ringstead so this is our lovely local beach, I can assure all those grumbling about the car park charge it's much more expensive in Weymouth and if you don't want to pay it drive on!! Ringstead beach is beautiful and...More

6  Thank Elizabeth W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

We parked in the national trust car park at the top (free to members) and walked down to the bay. Beautiful views & lovely steepish walk down all on a good path. Toilets are situated next to the cafe of the lower car park. Beach...More

1  Thank Lis97
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I love this beach it is so near to Weymouth but so far from the crowds. It's dramatic and varied with good swimming, just relaxing and fossilling. There is a £5 charge for parking but well worth it even if you only go for a...More

Thank Douglas G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We took a day trip to this beach, a lovely dog and family friendly beach with truly beautiful views. There is a lovely little café and gift shop near the car park for refreshments and nice clean toilets.

Thank Sarah T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We were heading to Weymouth but saw the sign to Ringstead and followed that instead. Glad we did. Ended up in the cafe car park. There is a £5 parking charge but we decided to stay for lunch and have a short stroll down to...More

Thank waggy_samUk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Park up in the National Trust car park, take in the wondrous view of Portland and Weymouth Bay, then set of along the Jurassic coast in the direction of West Lulworth and Durdle Door. Nothing better on a sunny day. Fantastic views and great (if...More

1  Thank OlderGuy1956
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Popped by recently and walked from the National Trust car park. It is a much nicer walk down than up... However, fabulous scenery and a real gem. True peace and quiet.

Thank Likeshisf00d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Hidden away down a series of windy lanes, choice of National Trust or private car park (which also has a café with hot and cold food, drinks and beach paraphernalia and toilets), lovely 20 min walk to beach itself. Much of it is pebbly but...More

2  Thank Aytch G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
The Smuggler's Inn
540 reviews
1.00 miles away
The Riviera Hotel
1,179 reviews
2.89 miles away
Premier Inn Weymouth Seafront Hotel
1,780 reviews
4.16 miles away
Windsor Hotel
104 reviews
4.35 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Smuggler's Inn
1,069 reviews
1.01 miles away
The Sailor's Return
391 reviews
2.75 miles away
The Black Dog Inn
68 reviews
3.39 miles away
The Sly Fox
35 reviews
1.86 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Eweleaze Farm
193 reviews
2.25 miles away
Mill House Cider Museum
37 reviews
3.49 miles away
Winfrith Village Stores
23 reviews
4.08 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jmcspringbank
April 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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........
1
Vote