Things to see & do
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Hive Beach is a dog-friendly place to bring your pet for a splash in the sea or a good leg stretch on the coast path. Please do keep your dog under control where livestock are grazing and respect other beach users.
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).
- A coastal walk with views of Chesil Beach, the longest shingle bank in Europe
- 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
- Spectacular views from Portland Bill to Start Point on a clear day
- A stroll around the pretty village, tucked away behind the beach
- A friendly chat with our knowledgeable car park team
Burton Bradstock is the ideal place for year-round walking. The clear blue skies of a fresh early spring day can give the very best views along the Jurassic Coast. Out of season the South West Coast Path is much quieter too, so you can really appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings and those incredible views.
One of the best things about getting out in the spring air is treating yourself to a nice cup of tea and perhaps a cake or two. With award-winning food and great views, where better to indulge than the Hive Beach Café right by the sea? We can heartily recommend the bacon butties.
Visit the café's website for current opening times and to tempt your tastebuds before you visit.
Are you up for an outdoor adventure in 2014? This year we're aiming to really promote each different activity on the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ list. We hope that by showing you the best places to do each 50 things activity in West Dorset, and holding some special 50 things events, families can have unforgettable experiences while exploring our special places.