Burton Hive Beach (aka Hive Beach)

Burton beach is also known as Hive beach is a coarse long sandy beach overlooked by cliffs, with this beach and coast spot being one of the main gateways to the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. The beach is good for swimming although tides can be strong and is a popular diving location.

There are also some great walks to enjoy after a full breakfast or just before a late lunch that start close to the café making it a good day out even in the colder months.

Facilities include a grassy area behind the beach, parking managed by the National Trust, a cafe and toilets.

A superb beach café is situated right on the Chesil Bank offering superb views of Lyme Bay while you relax and enjoy fantastic food. There’s lots of inside space and a large deck to enjoy in the warmer weather. This eatery is family-friendly and very welcoming to all, dogs included.

Burton Hive Beach has dog restrictions.
Burton Hive beach, No dogs between May and October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at Bridport, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 17.7℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.7℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 17.1℃ to 20℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 18.4℃ to 19.9℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 18.4℃ to 21.1℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 21.2℃ to 22.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)

Bridport weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Burton Hive Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Burton Hive Beach is at Bridport (West Bay) 3.80 km (2.36 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 08 Aug
   High Tide at 02:49 (Height 3.22m)
   Low Tide at 08:42 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 15:42 (Height 3.33m)
   Low Tide at 21:30 (Height 1.58m)
Tue 09 Aug
   High Tide at 04:26 (Height 3.33m)
   Low Tide at 10:05 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 17:12 (Height 3.60m)
   Low Tide at 22:41 (Height 1.30m)
Wed 10 Aug
   High Tide at 05:46 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 11:09 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 18:15 (Height 3.92m)
   Low Tide at 23:40 (Height 0.98m)
Thu 11 Aug
   High Tide at 06:46 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 12:03 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 19:09 (Height 4.19m)
   Low Tide at 00:32 (Height 0.70m)
Fri 12 Aug
   High Tide at 07:39 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 12:53 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 19:58 (Height 4.38m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:20 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 08:28 (Height 4.19m)
   Low Tide at 13:40 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 20:46 (Height 4.48m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:06 (Height 0.37m)
   High Tide at 09:13 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 14:24 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 21:29 (Height 4.47m)

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