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Hive Beach. Burton Bradstock Beach

Burton Bradstock, Dorset

One and a quarter mile long gently sloping coarse sandy beach overlooked by farmland and cliffs.

Beach Type

Coarse sand


Toilets and a cafe


The cliffs also lend themselves to fossil hunters
Being rich in ammonites and shellfish fossils

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is near the South West Coast Path. There are also cycle paths in the area.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.


Dogs are not allowed on the beach from June to October inclusive.

Tourist Information

Bridport Tourist Information Centre 47. South Street DT6 3NY Tel: 01308 424901 Fax: 01308 421060 e-mail: [email protected] Open: Apr-Oct. Mon-Sat 0900-1700 Nov-March. Mon-Sat 1000-1500


Nearest town: Burton Bradstock
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6954, -2.72216
Postcode: DT6 4RG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Burton Bradstock, Dorset at Explore Britain.


Access is from the B3157. Hive beach is signposted from Burton Bradstock village.

Public Transport

Every 2 hours from Bridgeport to Weymouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Maiden Newton (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a National Trust car park at the beach. for which there is a charge between April and October. It is free for National Trust members.

Nearby Car Parks

Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Cogden, Burton Bradstock (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Station Yard, West Bay (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
East Beach, West Bay (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
West Bay Road, West Bay (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Bridport Arms, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2 miles away
Quayside, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
The George, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
The Mound, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Esplanade, West Bay (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Burton Bradstock