Opening times for 28 November 2023
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Parking charges apply: £1.20 for 1 hour, £2.40 for 2 hours, £3.60 for 3 hours and £4 for all day. Payment can be made by coins or PayByPhone. If you are a National Trust member, please scan your card in the machine. Overnight parking or camping is not permitted.
Dog walkers are welcome but please keep an eye out for signs throughout your visit. Using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals. It's essential to use a short lead around sheep. Please always clear up after your dog and take the poo bags home with you.
A mixture of well maintained coast paths and shingle beach. Steep in places. No toilets. Parking. Dogs on leads.
A mixture of well maintained coast paths and shingle beach, steep in places.
Ringstead Bay is located 7 miles east of Weymouth with access from A353 through Upton village
Parking: Car park at the top of the cliff above Southdown Farm. There is a second car park by the beach (not National Trust).
Sat Nav: Nearest postcode DT2 8NQ
On the South West Coast Path. Approximately 5 ½ miles walk from Lulworth to the east and 7 miles from Weymouth to the west.
Weymouth station, 7 miles. Moreton station 6 miles.
The X54 runs between Poole and Weymouth train. The nearest stop is on the A352 at Kit Lane, approximately 3 miles from the National Trust carpark.
Visit this unspoilt stretch of the Jurassic Coast in west Dorset. Explore the flower-covered cliffs, shingle beach, rock pools and crystal-clear seawater.
Spend a day on this quiet stretch of the West Dorset coast where you can take a walk across the cliff tops above Ringstead, bring a kite, or pack a picnic and follow one of the steep ancient tracks down to the shingle beach. The water is incredibly clear and safe for bathing.
Part of the Jurassic coastline, on a fine day there are great views across Weymouth Bay to Portland. If you walk out to White Nothe, you will pass above Burning Cliff which once caught fire due its composition of oil shale and iron pyorites.