The happiness when you make it to the coast!


Overbank the holiday weekend, I have headed towards Dorset for the first SUP trip of the summer.


Ringstead Bay, which is part of Jurassic Coast, ended up being a great destination for SUP trip. Location this was recommended by Dewflock Farm where Steve, my SUP buddy, stayed over the weekend.


  • The bay is hidden behind hills and accessible via road with a beautiful view. Ringstead Beach is a pebbles beach which in low tide can expose a bit of sand. Please note dogs are allowed on the beach throughout the entire year.

  • A fairly big car park with decent charges (only £6 per car for the whole day) is located only a few minutes walk from the beach. Alternatively free car park in the National Trust area further inland, with footpath access to the sea via 15-20 min walk.

  • Beach Caffe located by the car park offers hot and cold food, drinks. Next to it you will find a little shop with essentials, souvenirs, toys and equipment for the beach in case you forget anything.

  • Swimming is generally safe for swimming but there is no lifeguard. On low tide, the reef and stones by the coastline served as a nice barrier making the bay a very calm and protected area.

  • If you decide to 20 min walk east (or paddle) towards the white chalk cliffs of White Nothe you will end up in the naturist beach where freedom is really a thing - leave it up to you to decide if you fancy joining them!

TIP of the trip - Use your board as a windbreaker if you fancy chilling on the beach.