"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Ringstead Bay Beach

Ringstead Bay is on the Dorset coast and is part of the Purbeck Heritage Coast. It is a remote shingle beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by high cliffs.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Weymouth

Local authority: Dorset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SY752811


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Ringstead Bay Beach

  • SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (4m)
  • Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (4m)
  • Pirate Adventure Golf (4m)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park (4m)
  • Dorset Snowsport Centre (4m)
  • Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre (4m)
  • The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail (4m)
  • Nothe Fort (5m)
  • Brewers Quay and Timewalk Journey (5m)
  • Sharkys Play Zone (5m)
  • Blooming Kids (5m)
  • Lakeside SuperBowl Weymouth (5m)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (5m)

Tourist Information

Weymouth Visitor Centre
Unit 1, Colwell Centre
School Street

Phone 01305 561 643
Email enquiries@weymouthinformationcentre.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 17 March


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 27%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. -1°C
(feels like -7°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 73%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
07:06 GMT
Low Tide
11:44 GMT
High Tide
19:34 GMT
Low Tide
23:54 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Ringstead Bay Beach

700 yards of shingle beach, once used by smugglers, and overlooked by unspoilt farmland and cliffs. The beach is quite a walk down hill from a National Trust car park.

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