Hive Beach lies just to the southeast of Burton Bradstock and to seaward of the Larkfield Holiday Park. There is limited parking available here and the Hive Beach Café serves excellent family food.
Situated between Burton Beach to the northwest and Cogden Beach to the southeast, the southwest-facing Hive Beach consists of coarse golden sand and fine shingle. It looks out across Lyme Bay and runs southeast towards Chesil Beach.
Popular in high season, the beach is part of the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site, more commonly referred to as the 'Jurassic Coast'.
Swimming is possible here but please be aware of strong undercurrents.
Toilets are located next to the café and a seasonal dog ban is in force here with dogs banned from 1st May to 30th September inclusive.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map 116: Lyme Regis and Bridport
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
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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