Things to see & do

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Beach volleyball

Beach volleyball

Thursdays in September

Volleyball continues through September at Hive Beach. Great fun for competitive families, the net will be available to use every Thursday on a free for all basis.

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 in autumn 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.

Enjoy an atmospheric sunset stroll

Wrap up warm to watch the sun set over the sea on a clear autumn evening

Wrap up warm to watch the sun set over the sea on a clear autumn evening

Walking is always wonderful at Burton Bradstock but there's something very special about this time of year. The countryside is a patchwork of red, gold and green. The hedgerows are full of tasty berries, and the Burton cliffs glow in the autumn sunshine. Stride out along the the South West Coast Path to enjoy magnificent views along the Jurassic Coast, stroll around the pretty village or make the best of the shorter evenings with a stroll on the beach.

Enjoy 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 late summer:

Wildflowers: purple teasel flowers, hemp agrimony in the hedgerows and verges, yellow drifts of fleabane in the fields at Cogden.

Butterflies: the migrant species painted lady (pictured) and clouded yellow can be seen arriving on our shores.

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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