Cogden Beach lies just to the south east of the very popular Hive Beach near Burton Bradstock, in West Dorset.
This southwest-facing beach consists of coarse sand and shingle runs southeast passing West Bexington to the world famous Chesil Bank that ultimately leads to Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland.
Rarely crowded even in high season, there is limited parking at Hive Beach just to the northwest along with toilets and a beach café.
The beach has no facilities which tends to restrict visitors. It does lie on the South West Coast Path however, and is also part of the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site, more commonly referred to as the 'Jurassic Coast'.
Burton Mere, otherwise known as Cogden Reedbed, behind the beach is a resting place for birdlife, whilst the shingle beach itself is a favourite with anglers.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
✘ Seasonal dog ban
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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