Things to see & do

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What's on

  • Don't miss our popular Spring Tide Food Festival in May, a celebration of the finest local food, drink and crafts
  • Join our volunteer Ecologist John Newbould during Dorset Wild Flower Week for a walk across the meadows at Cogden

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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

Discover the Broadchurch scenery

The cliffs appear to glow gold when the spring sunlight hits them

The cliffs appear to glow gold when the spring sunlight hits them

This stretch of the South West Coast Path is an atmospheric setting for the hit TV programme Broadchurch. The unmistakable golden cliffs to the west of Hive Beach have a starring role. Why not visit during this quieter season? Early spring days with clear blue skies often provide magnificent views on a walk 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. Why not treat yourself at the award-winning Hive Beach Café.

The nearby farm shops are the ideal place to buy tasty treats for a picnic hamper. A true taste of West Dorset for food-lovers.

Seasonal wildlife

Wildlife to watch for in April:

Birds: Cuckoo, hobby and common sandpiper

Plants: Blackthorn, violets and willow is flowering. Find out what's in bloom at our South West places in spring.

Butterflies: brimstone and small tortoiseshell

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.