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Hive Beach

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Great restaurant

Lovely restaurant overlooking the beach. The menu is largely sea food based, the fish is on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maureen K
Colyton, United Kingdom
Car park close to the beach

Large car park close to the pebble beach. You can walk both ways on the beach or on the coastal... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nailsea, United Kingdom
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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park”(31 reviews)
“great cafe”(11 reviews)
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South Street, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 3NY, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 October 2011

The stretch of beach between Hive Beach & West Bay is one of the most stunning coastal walks I've visited. However, please be careful especially with children and dogs - the tide comes in quickly at high tide and the route can become cut off...More

4  Thank Marchglen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The chips are amazing, the location is Great, staff is a bit snotty because they get the business anyway and don’t rely on return customers. Everything is very basic but they know how to charge.

5  Thank familymissioncontoll
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely restaurant overlooking the beach. The menu is largely sea food based, the fish is on display and you can see what you fancy. We stopped for morning coffee and a lovely large piece of cake. We will return to have a meal there in...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Large car park close to the pebble beach. You can walk both ways on the beach or on the coastal path. Coffee etc at the Hive cafe. Toilets. NT car park so free if a member.

Thank GrahamJoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often come to Hive beach. Expensive to park unless you're National Trust members though. The cafe is very busy. Very popular with families, many youngsters playing happily on the beach or paddling in the sea. Dogs are allowed on certain parts of the beach...More

Thank fishypioneer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place setting for Broadchurch. Was windy on our visit with high waves. Didn't visit the Hive cafe which has good reviews. Beach is of small stones. Not sure how close the see comes to the cliffs or how quickly it comes in so you...More

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went for a family meal to celebrate a birthday. What could be nicer than sitting in the busy restaurant overlooking the sea and the sun was shining! A choice of undercover or outside seating available. This was the second visit and both times...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The long, long, fin pebble beach is great exercise for the legs - you just can't walk fast on it but want to keep walking and see if any of the fishermen/women had caught anything. A windy day but with a very calm sea.

Thank Engee1
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Only a short walk for us as we were on our way home but a lovely beach to visit. We look forward to returning. It was a Monday in October but still busy!

Thank Turnwood2011
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A long gentle sloped gravelly beach...we visited in October so were allowed to walk the dogs....spectacular views right around the Dorset bays....free parking if you’re a NT member.

Thank U3930EJgarym
Reviewed 3 October 2018

An excellent gravel beach and craggy cliffs. BUT beware the cliffs are unstable. Good walks around here

Thank ArthDrwg
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Located a few hundred yards off the B3157 in Burton Bradstock. There is a car park, toilet facilties and the Hive Beach Café which provides excellent food.. The beach is pebbly surrounded by steep cliffs. There is significant erosion in this area, so keeping clear...More

Thank Maurice G
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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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