Things to see & do

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What's on

We organise a wide variety of family friendly events throughout the year, from beach barbecues with swimming to the popular Sculpture on the Beach during the school summer holidays.

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If you're visiting Burton Bradstock this week 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

Beach volleyball returns for the summer

Beach volleyball...possibly the coolest sport you can do on the beach

Beach volleyball...possibly the coolest sport you can do on the beach

From 18 July

Beach volleyball is returning for the school summer holidays. This year, it will be available from Saturday to Wednesday every week, weather permitting. Hopefully this means more people can try their hand at this fun sport. The perfect way to earn that ice cream from Hive Beach Café .

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 June:

Plants: it’s all about orchids: bee orchids, butterfly orchids, marsh orchids and pyramidal orchids can all be seen at Cogden

Birds: loads of skylarks at Cogden, plus stonechats

Butterflies: painted lady and common blue

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.