Things to see & do

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What's on?

We don't have any more events at Burton Bradstock in 2014 but rest assured we're planning a jam-packed events calendar for 2015. In the meantime, why not check out our brand new Christmas event on the nearby Golden Cap Estate this December?

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

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.

Enjoy an invigorating winter walk

Wrap up warm to watch the sun set over the sea on a clear winter afternoon

Wrap up warm to watch the sun set over the sea on a clear winter afternoon

Walking is always wonderful at Burton Bradstock and each season has its own special charm. At this time of year, the cool sea air is really refreshing - perfect for blowing away the cobwebs. Stride out along the the South West Coast Path, much quieter away from peak tourist season. In fact, winter days with clear blue skies are often the best time to enjoy magnificent views along the Jurassic Coast.

Relish local produce

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.

Treat yourself at the award-winning Hive Beach Café or visit the nearby farm shops (ideal for hamper supplies) for a true taste of West Dorset.


Seasonal wildlife

Wildlife to watch for in early 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.