Ringstead Bay

Ringstead Bay
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Ringstead Bay is a small shingle beach with some sand whose inaccessibility protects it from the worst of the summer crowds. Situated five miles east of Weymouth, this sheltered bay is overlooked by unspoilt farmland and cliffs and reached by means of a private road.

The bay has an interesting geology, from the famous coral beds at one end to the white chalk cliffs of White Nothe at the other, from the top of which are spectacular views of the Isle of Portland. The beach is also a popular haunt for fossil collectors, who can often be found rummaging in the rubble at the base of the cliffs for crushed ammonites and other fossils.

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Ringstead Bay tide times

  • Mon 15th January

    High 03:37am (4.99m)
    Low 10:16am (1.45m)
    High 03:55pm (4.92m)
    Low 10:33pm (1.37m)
  • Tue 16th January

    High 04:13am (5.15m)
    Low 10:54am (1.31m)
    High 04:30pm (5.03m)
    Low 11:09pm (1.26m)
  • Wed 17th January

    High 04:48am (5.28m)
    Low 11:29am (1.20m)
    High 05:04pm (5.11m)
    Low 11:43pm (1.17m)
  • Thu 18th January

    High 05:22am (5.36m)
    Low 12:03pm (1.12m)
    High 05:38pm (5.16m)

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