|Below the towering cliffs of White Nose
is Ringstead Bay with the village of Ringstead comprising of old
cottages and modern residences mainly bungalows and nothing else!
Burning Cliff got is name from when a shore party set fire to the gorse
to wan smugglers out at sea that there were revenue men in the area. But
there is a belief that this is a natural occurrence when the highly
bitumous rock fires that burn underground often burst through a weak
part of the cliff.
It is said the East Ringstead was destroyed by pirates and even the church has gone, but still lobster fishing goes on here and it is also a well known spot for artists wishing to paint the towering 500ft White Nose, which stretches out in the bay.