Things to see & do

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Car free coast walks

Go car free this winter and enjoy a care free coast walk through National Trust countryside. Why not follow the South West Coast Path from Abbotsbury to West Bay? You can stop for lunch at the Hive Beach Cafe and use the X53 bus service to return to your start point. A great excuse for an extra pint in a cosy pub en route.

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If you're visiting Burton Bradstock in the Christmas holidays don't forget to share your photos on our Facebook page.

We also love to hear about wildlife you've seen and which 50 things activities you've ticked off while you're here.

Don't miss

  • A coastal walk with views of Europe's longest shingle bank
  • Watching the sun set over Lyme Bay from the beach or clifftops
  • The unspoilt and easily accessible beach
  • Great food and amazing views at the award-winning Hive Beach Café
  • A stroll around the pretty village, tucked away behind the beach
  • A friendly chat with our knowledgeable car park team
  • Tamarisk Farm Shop's delicious organic meat

Walk off the Christmas mince pies

On clear winter afternoons you can watch the sun setting over the sea

On clear winter afternoons you can watch the sun setting over the sea

Walking is always wonderful at Burton Bradstock. At this time of year, the cool sea air is really refreshing - perfect for blowing away the post-Christmas cobwebs. Stride out along the the South West Coast Path, a scenic place to escape the hectic festive season. In fact, winter days with clear blue skies are often the best time to enjoy magnificent views along the Jurassic Coast.

A tasty Christmas

All that fresh sea air will give you an appetite - a great excuse to sample some of the scrumptious food available in the local area. Take time out from Christmas preparations at the award-winning Hive Beach Café.

The nearby farm shops are the ideal place to buy tasty treats for homemade Christmas hampers. A true taste of West Dorset for food-lovers.
 

Seasonal wildlife

Wildlife to watch for in the winter:

Birds: the coast is a great place to see winter birds such as redwing, fieldfare and jolly robins.

Plants: Look out for the distinctive stinking iris (pictured).

50 things at Burton Bradstock

Our new red uniforms make terrible camouflage

Our new red uniforms make terrible camouflage

Are you up for an outdoor adventure? Our rangers certainly were as they went den building and ticked off number 4 on the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. Follow their lead and see how many activities you can complete on your next visit.

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