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Ringstead Bay - National Trust

Ringstead Bay - National Trust

Ringstead, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NG

This National Trust car park offers access to fantastic views across the channel by day and incredible views of the skies by night. Camping is strictly prohibited; however, stargazers may use the site overnight.

This stargazing location is recommended by Dorset-based amateur astronomer The Astro Guy.


Ringstead Bay - National Trust is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 18/05/22

    15° 55%
  • 18/05/22

    14° 65%
  • 19/05/22

    12° 4%
  • 19/05/22

    13° 1%

Weather forecast for Ringstead Bay (beach) (0.2 miles away) updated 17/05/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Crewkerne And District Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 18th May 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norton-sub-Hambdon Village Hall, Norton-sub-Hambdon, TA14 6SF (27.7 miles away)

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  • Wessex Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 7th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Allendale Centre - Wimborne, Wimborne, BH21 1AS (19.8 miles away)

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Dorset AONB

    Saturday 11th June 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX (13.7 miles away)

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  • Crewkerne And District Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 15th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norton-sub-Hambdon Village Hall, Norton-sub-Hambdon, TA14 6SF (27.7 miles away)

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  • Weymouth Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 17th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Aldhelm's Church Centre, Weymouth, DT3 5EW (4.9 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Kingfishers Holidays – Charmouth

    Newlands Bridge, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6AZ (24.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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