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afternoon walk

Simple but adequate lunch at the café. The shop sells a wealth of beach accoutrements. Nice stroll... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Richard W
Dorset, United Kingdom
Dog friendly

Went here pacifically because it was dog friendly. Not disappointed. We were aiming for the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Alexandra M
Warminster, United Kingdom
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All reviews national trust car park pebble beach short walk to the beach cafe shop beautiful clear water toll road usual beach tranquil location osmington mills coastal path high tide public toilets lovely beach rock pools ice cream sunny day lovely place
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a warm summers day at the beach, after a small fee in the car park we wandered down to the beach Kayak paddle board dog and picnic, what a perfect spot one of lifes little gems. Oh and the Cafe was very cheap...More

1  Thank CarolineH4021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the bay many times over the years and it has always held a natural informal feel to the visitor that was welcoming. The cafe/shop is a saving point for the visitor but sadly a high parking charge even for the shortest visit...More

Thank St4ontour
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Simple but adequate lunch at the café. The shop sells a wealth of beach accoutrements. Nice stroll along the bay in the sunshine, beautiful clear water, few visitors as the schools had gone back. Pebble beach but there is the coastal path. Supposedly good for...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Good beach, not great for young children unless able to swim as beach doesn’t slope gently into the sea. Water clean and clear. Downside would be the parking charge, fab if you want to spend the day there, however £5 when you turn up at...More

Thank SurreyLittleOwl
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is obviously a popular beach in the daytime and I can see why. We came here for an evening walk while we were on holiday. It is a beautiful little bay with a shingle beach, just a short walk from the car park. It...More

1  Thank Delyth W
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

if you own a motorhome don’t bother .. drove all the way down the lanes to get there .. no obvious sign in sight and we always look for limits on vehicle size signs so would have seen it .. just to be turned away...More

Thank Herbsie
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a picnic free parking for national Trust although I didn't see a ticket machine tbh. We watched the gliders take off and fly was breath taking ...and the view We didn't brave the walk down to the beach as the children were...More

Thank milly183
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you are walking the coastline from Ringstead Bay it is better to use the car park on the top of the downs a few hundred yards to the east of the turning down to Ringstead Bay itself - especially if you are not intending...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Don’t listen to the noise about this privately owned cafe / beach & car park .... the location is great + they provide toilets !. The food is fine as long as you are not expecting gastronomic delights - Ringstead shrimps & their burgers are...More

1  Thank christopher s
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Went here pacifically because it was dog friendly. Not disappointed. We were aiming for the National Trust car park but signing is non existent so missed it & ended up in the £5 parking. Actually we were glad we did. Happy to pay the £5...More

Thank Alexandra M
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Response from Elizabeth W | Reviewed this property |
in the winter I think it's a couple of quid as it is in the evenings in the summer but it a honesty box........