You’ll find the The Hive Beach Café right down on the beach at Burton Bradstock – the perfect spot for coffee, lunch or even a special occasion whatever the weather; and for all ages whether it be dog walkers, young families, day trippers out to enjoy the beach or a coastal walk, or just stopping off while driving along the fabulous coast road.
This part of the coastline, the Jurassic Coast, is a World Heritage Site, and stretches from Exmouth in East Devon, all the way along to Studland Bay here in Dorset – and the Hive offers wonderful views out over the sea, plus there are even more fabulous views out along the coast towards Lyme or Portland from their new Top Marquee.
On the menu at The Hive is a fine selection of local fresh fish and shellfish – and when it is available, the fish served is from the very shoreline you overlook. If you’re just stopping for breakfast and morning coffee you may be tempted to any number of cakes and biscuits that are baked at the Hive’s very own micro bakery – which supplies all three of the Hive sites.
Now in its 31st year, the café has seen a lot of change over the years – especially during COVID, with the addition of a takeaway window, which has proved (and still is) very popular – as well as. Top marquee, which enjoyed a fabulous summer, full of diners enjoying a tasty menu and fabulous views over the coast. The Top Marquee opens on 16th May and bookings are already being taken. And once the weather warms up the ice cream parlour will open, to serve cold drinks and ice cream, as will The Dog Shed, which caters to our four-legged friends with homemade Hive dog biscuits, exclusive collars and leads, and a whole host of local doggie delights!
The Hive also has a shop, which you’ll find inside the café, and it too has a good range of Hive goods, cards and posters by local artists – and well worth a browse.