"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 Wednesday 20 June


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 98%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 99%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:12 BST
(04:12 GMT)
High Tide
13:04 BST
(12:04 GMT)
Low Tide
17:31 BST
(16:31 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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