A beach set in the rural countryside, Ringstead Bay is backed by unspoilt farmland and grassy cliff tops, ideal for kite flying and running round. The beach itself is shingle, but sand is revealed at low tide. There's also an offshore reef which is uncovered when the sea retreats and rock pools at the western end. Located on the Jurassic Coast, there's a possibility of finding fossils too. Activities include safe swimming, sea fishing, sailing and wind surfing. It is Marine Conservation Society Recommended. There is quite a long walk down from the National Trust car park.