Hive Beach near Burton Bradstock stretches for over a mile and is part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.On a clear day, visitors can enjoy great views along the coast from Hive, up to Portland in the East and right the way round to the East Devon Coast.
Hive beach is great for families and dogs are welcome throughout the year. There’s ample parking (free for National Trust members). You can admire the dramatic cliffs from a safe distance or enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. Or you could even try a spot of fishing.
Hive Beach is part of the Jurassic Coast, Britain’s only natural World Heritage Site. The Jurassic Coast covers 95 glorious miles that record 185 million years of the earth’s history.
It is said that in 1940 Hitler chose Hive beach as a landing point for his troops and the pill boxes stand as testament to this. This never happened but the beach was the scene of Allied troops practising climbing for the D-Day landings.
There’s a gem of a café almost on the beach. The café is lively and very family-friendly. You’ll be hard pushed to find a more scenic place to enjoy delicious local seafood, perfect homemade cakes and the best local ice cream. This award-winning café’s outdoor seating area takes full advantage of the amazing views.