Westrow Cooper: "Beautiful, long pebbly beach with excellent swimming and sunbathing. There is a shop and car park at the western end.
Alternatively and better, drive past the turning marked to the beach and follow sign up to the National Trust car park on the cliffs to enjoy spectacular views and walk down to the eastern end of the beach over Burning Cliff.
The beach is never crowded, with fewer people (and fewer swimsuits) the further east along the beach you walk. The far end is naturist, though I do not think officially." - Westrow Cooper
"Long sweep of shingle beach with views towards Weymouth and Portland. Clean water with fairly steep entry but it's a pretty sheltered location and lovely for swimming. The eastern end is frequented by the occasional naturist, so skinny dipping always an option.
Access is a twenty minute trudge along the shingle from either Ringstead village (good cafe and shop but £5 to park all day), or National Trust car park on the cliff top ( free, but a steep walk down ).
If walking from Lulworth Cove direction, access is by the vertiginous Smugglers Path which zigzags down to the shore from an old WW2 lookout tower 150 metres above. You'll need a swim having descended this path on a hot day. Strong knees and good head for heights required!" - Johnny Hope
No hazards, but no beach lifeguard either