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Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock is a small village located on the Jurassic Coast road, between Bridport and Abbotsbury. Once a fishing and farming village, it has retained many original features and is known for its beautiful 16th and 17th century chocolate box thatched cottages. The village is quiet and quaint with a picturesque church, small play park and village green. There are two traditional pubs in the village, each serving a range of delicious meals and locally brewed Palmers beer.

Hive Beach

Just a short walk from the village, you will find Hive Beach, a one mile stretch of the renowned Chesil Beach, which runs from West Bay to Portland. Unlike the eastern end of Chesil, which is predominantly made up of large pebbles, Hive has a sloping shingle and sand bank. It is an ideal spot for families looking for space to enjoy a picnic on a warm summers day.

Golden cliffs follow the length of the beach, which creates a beautiful backdrop for a walk along the shoreline. The South West Coast Path runs parallel to edge of the cliffs, in either direction, rewarding hikers with spectacular views across Lyme Bay and along the coast.

Award-winning Restaurant

The beach at Burton Bradstock is a favourite amongst anglers and a varieties of species can be caught throughout the year. On the beach itself, the multi award-winning Hive Beach Cafe serves some of the freshest seafood on the south coast. The cafe has a large decked area under canvas, so you can sit outside and enjoy the sea air. Take a moment to stop here to enjoy some peace and quiet and watch the waves roll in. On the clifftop you will find the Seaside Boarding House with its terrace, cocktail bar and restaurant.

Hive Beach is managed by the National Trust, which means that parking is free to members. Non members can use the car park on a pay and display basis. There are public toilets next to the cafe. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from June to October but are welcome along to the east at Cogden Beach.

Where to find Burton Bradstock

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4.1 miles from Highlands End and Eype Beach

6.1 miles from Golden Cap

0.7 miles from Graston Copse

22.6 miles from Sandyholme

* Place data from Google, including opening times is correct at time of publication. We always recommend checking with the destination attraction.

Burton Bradstock features in 4 of our itineraries...

A Play Day For Young Children

Places to visit include Vurlands Animal Farm, Burton Bradstock, among others

Hive Beach and Burton Bradstock

Places to visit include Burton Bradstock, Burton Bradstock SUP, Hive Beach Cafe, The Three Horseshoes, The Anchor Inn at Burton Bradstock, among others

Bride Valley Cycle

Places to visit include Bridport Cycle Hire, Burton Bradstock, Little Bredy Waterfall & Walled Gardens, Hardy’s Monument, Modbury Farm Shop, among others

A Relaxing Day At Hive Beach

Places to visit include Burton Bradstock, Burton Bradstock SUP, Hive Beach Cafe, The Three Horseshoes, The Anchor Inn at Burton Bradstock, among others

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