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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 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 0.6℃ to 1.7℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.3℃ to 0.8℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (WNW)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:27 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 10:25 (Height 3.98m)
   Low Tide at 15:54 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 22:46 (Height 3.69m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:05 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 11:05 (Height 3.71m)
   Low Tide at 16:34 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 23:29 (Height 3.48m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:42 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 11:51 (Height 3.42m)
   Low Tide at 17:16 (Height 1.54m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 00:18 (Height 3.28m)
   Low Tide at 05:29 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 12:43 (Height 3.17m)
   Low Tide at 18:22 (Height 1.79m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 01:15 (Height 3.15m)
   Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 1.97m)
   High Tide at 13:48 (Height 3.01m)
   Low Tide at 20:04 (Height 1.87m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 02:23 (Height 3.13m)
   Low Tide at 08:43 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 15:09 (Height 3.00m)
   Low Tide at 21:07 (Height 1.77m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 03:39 (Height 3.25m)
   Low Tide at 09:40 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 16:34 (Height 3.16m)
   Low Tide at 22:00 (Height 1.60m)

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