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Address: Ringstead, England
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Something for everyone but also totally unspolit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
Aytch G
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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 there are some sandy areas too, depending on the tide. No facilities on the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot away from the crowds, a great view of the bay and the boats tooing and froing Good for swimming and paddling with children.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We often pass the turning so decided to have a look on the way back from Weymouth. The parking for us was only £2.00 as it was after 4 pm but I wouldn't consider a £5.00 charge too expensive for a days or afternoon parking there. If you walk along the track which runs by the beach there are a... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As I have said in my previous review it is best to park on the open National Trust land that overlooks the village and the bay.It is a long walk down but not as expensive as taking the car down to the car park ,as the sign says you are expected to pay £5 just to drive down the road... More 

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Swindon
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This beach is a little out of the way, between Weymouth and Lulworth. If you wish to be "Far from the Madding Crowd" this is the beach for you. The car park is £5 for an all day ticket and I would recommend making it a whole day, not just to get value for money but to explore the beach,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

we walked here from our campsite at Osmington. It took about 40 mins walking at a casual pace with our daughters (7&9). Lovely cliff walk with great views and lots of nature spotting. Ringstead beach is stony, so remember your water shoes or flip flops if you want to paddle! The water was so still and as it was overcast... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We came upon this beach via a "National Trust" leaflet and looked forward to a pleasant day at a mixed sand and pebble beach. As we turned onto the road leading down to the beach we had a stunning view, the road went down hill as did the venue. We were surprised to have to pay £5 for the car... More 

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Thank Garry E
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76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Ringstead Bay is a quiet hidden beach. There is a charge for the carpark (£5). The carpark is owned by the natural trust so I presume members can park free. It's £2 out of peak season or later on in the afternoon. The beach is a shingle beach with some sand. It's perfect for swimming and kayaking. Dogs are welcome... More 

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Thank Joy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We got chatting to a couple in a Weymouth pub who recommended this beach as its really nice and you can take you dog. I agree, it is really nice,well worth going to. The lad collecting £5 of every car as they entered the car park had clearly been there for hours so was fed up of sitting in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The beach is a perfect pebble beach with a protective reef for a sheltered bay. There is parking in the shop for £5 a day

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