Facilities & access


  • Enjoy a picnic on Hive Beach
  • Toilets are located by the car park at Hive Beach (not NT). These are linked to the café and are only open when the café is open
  • From 1 June until the end of September, restrictions apply but dogs are welcome on at least part of the beach all year round (see signage at the beach for more details)
  • Information point
  • A walks pack containing nine leaflets is available at Hive Beach from our on-site recruiter during the summer months
  • Hive Beach Café (NT tenant-managed) specialises in a vast range of local fish. Open all year round
  • Hive Beach is a popular spot for diving, featuring fantastic underwater Jurassic geology and marine wildlife
  • Hive Beach is a good spot for sea angling (own equipment required)
  • Stay at Downhouse Farm Cottage, located in Higher Eype, Bridport, Dorset (sleeps 4)

Family & children

  • Burton Bradstock is great for a fun family day out, from paddling in the sea to flying a kite on the grassy slope behind the beach
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities at Hive Beach Café
  • Activity packs available from our on-site NT recruiter


  • Eight accessible parking spaces are located at Hive Beach car park
  • Accessible toilets (not NT) at Hive Beach car park
  • Easy access from the car park to Hive Beach Café, which is surrounded by some naturally uneven grass coastal paths, with some steep sections