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 - 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 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.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset and the South West. 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 - there is more information on the pages for each park.

dorset tourism awards gold 2021/222021 travelers choice tripadvisor awarddavid bellamy blooming marvellous pledge for nature 2022david bellamy conservation gold award 2020/21taste of the west south west england award 2022david bellmay conservation award honey bee friendly park awardgolden cap holiday park commended south westthe queens green canopy platinum jubilee logoplastic free champion surfers against sewage

What our guests say

  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

    Linda S - Google Reviews
    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor