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Notice: Following July’s tragic incident and a further very large rockfall on Friday 11 January 2013, the cliff path and beach at Burton Bradstock (between Hive Beach and the Freshwater Caravan Park) remain closed.
Spectacular coastline with cliffs and miles of unspoilt beaches
Burton Bradstock acts as one of the main gateways to the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path.
Consequently, easy access is a key aspect of this estate and spectacular cliff-top views can be enjoyed along the many varied and picturesque coastal walks.
Hive Beach is a hugely popular family destination, made up of shingle, surrounded by spectacular sandstone cliffs.
It forms part of the larger Chesil Beach; a striking section of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which is the largest shingle ridge in the world.
Nearby, Burton Cliff offers one of the finest examples of the distinctive, alternate hard and soft layered geology of this Bridport Sands area, which make it appear to glow bright gold in the sunlight.
When you need a break, come and sample the delights on offer at the Hive Beach Café. This local seafood restaurant sits on the shingle beach of Chesil Bank, savouring some of the best views of the Dorset coastline.