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Hive Beach

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Beautiful spot

A gorgeous stony beach, National Trust pay and display car park, toilet facilities, meals at The... read more

Reviewed today
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Wonderful beach and amazing views of coastline!!

Have been visiting Hive Beach since mid 1990s and it always thrills me because it is so beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great cafe”(11 reviews)
“car park”(30 reviews)
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Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4EN, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

A gorgeous stony beach, National Trust pay and display car park, toilet facilities, meals at The Hive or ice-cream at the lookout available. Steep cliffs with wave cut notch at the bottom, please keep clear of base of cliffs and edge if doing a coastal...More

Thank cla1re9
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been visiting Hive Beach since mid 1990s and it always thrills me because it is so beautiful and peaceful, even in high season. Bird life all around. Saw Kestrals, Black Cormants, black-backed gulls.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very popular place for a reason, at 2pm on a Tuesday people were still prepared to queue for a table.

Thank 679AHB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here quite often when we need to have a sea feed. Cafe always busy any time of year. Bring a picnic and wander up the cliff paths, or into field. Toilets are available next to cafe. For us it is quite a way...More

Thank anne2454
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the greatest ranges of geological variety on the south coast and beyond. Hive Beach to the west offers cliffs of mid Jurassic Bridport sandstone and lead on to the lower Jurassic sandstone cliffs of West Bay. Inspirational coastal walking but great care must...More

Thank Veedubber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is with out a doubt Dorset iconic coastline the beach was very busy and very clean with great parking

Thank Ted-the-parson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are National Trust members so visited whilst on holiday in Weymouth. The NT car park is right on the beach and there is a cafe and toilets next door (although the toilets are only open when the cafe is open). The cafe (not NT)...More

Thank Bert1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large beach with a mix of small pebbles and sand closer to the sea. There are also walks on the hills behind the beach. There’s lots of parking, free for National Trust members or £2 for 2 hours, £4 for 4 or all day...More

Thank PhilHough
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is easily accessible and goes on for miles. Its main characteristic are the Rock formations that rise high above one end. You can see the various layers and strata, which give it a feeling of timelessness.

Thank Kaschi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here over the years and never disappoints, excellent seafood, always busy and excellent service.

Thank janeava
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17 September 2018|
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Response from janeava | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on one half of the beach, dogs are allowed at the hive beach cafe all year round
Sara S
30 June 2018|
Response from NottinghamDownunder | Reviewed this property |
Didn't go to Burton Bradstock so unable to answer your Question sorry. Hopefully someone will be able to answer this for you.
27 May 2018|
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