The White House stands in over an acre of private land just moments from the seafront and a short path that leads down to the beach. It is protected on one side by a small wood, and hedges around the garden provide shelter and privacy.
The beach is mostly shingle but areas of coarse sand are sometimes exposed. Bathing is perfectly safe, except in very rough weather, and the beach is ideal for launching small boats. The reefs, which appear at low tide, are good for shrimping.
Ringstead Bay is scheduled as a place of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the coastline has World Heritage status. The eastern part of Ringstead belongs to the National Trust. The bay stretches for about two miles from White Nothe in the east to Bran Point in the west.
There is a small shop in the Ringstead Bay car park, which is open from April to October. In addition to Ringstead’s own unique and tranquil amenities, there are plenty of traditional seaside activities to be enjoyed in nearby Weymouth, as well as many great places to visit in this part of Dorset.