White Nothe Beach

White Nothe Beach - Dorset
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White Nothe is an imposing 450 feet (160 m) tall white chalk headland on the edge of Ringstead Bay. At the foot of the western side of the headland is a small, rarely visited beach.

Access to the beach is somewhat challenging. Apart from being a considerable walk along the coast path from anywhere there is the stepp “Smuggler’s Path” to negotiate as it zig-zags down the cliff. In addition, the last 30 feet or so involve a climb down a rickety ladder-like contraption.

Type of beach

Shingle & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Rock pooling

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SY 7688 8083

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