Burton Bradstock - top places to visit in Dorset

Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Shingle beach with an award-winning seafood cafe and beautiful walks.

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4.1 miles from Highlands End
6.2 miles from Golden Cap
0.7 miles from Graston Copse
22.9 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Burton Bradstock - top places to visit in Dorset
  • Burton Bradstock - top places to visit in Dorset
  • Burton Bradstock - top places to visit in Dorset
  • Burton Bradstock - top places to visit in Dorset

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 it’s 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.

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At West Dorset Leisure Holidays, we have a great choice of accommodation and facilities across 4 family-run holiday parks on or near the Jurassic Coast - Highlands End, Golden Cap, Graston Copse and Sandyholme, as well as Caravan and Lodge Holiday Homes for sale.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse