How to get to Ringstead

Ringstead is situated towards the Eastern end of the Dorset Heritage Coast about 7 miles from Weymouth & Dorchester.

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Visting for the day parking

If you want to vist Ringstead for the day there are two parking options one is at the top of the hill in the national trust car park which is free and popular with the paragliders. The second option is closer to the beach by the shop, it is a private road so tehre is a toll of £5 for cars.

Staying in Holiday accommodation

From Dorchester (coming south) or Wareham (coming west) take the A352 to Warmwell roundabout, which is very large and noticeable having tall pine-trees growing on it. From there take the A353 towards Weymouth, passing through Poxwell, and then look for a sharp left turn signposted to Ringstead.  The road dips down to Upton, then climbs up the ridge.  Go past the turning for Upton Glen Park on your right and just before the top of the hill is a steep right turn which takes you over the brow of the hill onto the toll road (signposted to Ringstead Beach). Follow this road down almost to the sea, and immediately after the car park/shop turn left along a track.  The Caravan Site is 200 yards along this unmade road on your right (go past a terrace of 3 cottages, The Creek and Gulley Cottage.  The entrance to the Site is immediately after Coast Path Cottage (wooden bungalow).

Caravan visitors do not have to pay the private road toll and there is plenty of parking outside the site fence (spaces inside being reserved for site owners).