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.
Expect a fine selection of local seasonal fresh fish and shellfish on the menu. 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 choose from array 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 32nd year, the café has seen a lot of change over the years – especially during the pandemic, with the addition of a takeaway window, which has proved (and still is) very popular. And once the weather warms up, their popular ‘Top Marquee’ opens for panoramic views of the coast.
The Hive also has a shop, which you’ll find inside the café, and it too has a superb range of Hive branded products, cards and posters by local artists – well worth a browse and perfect if you’re looking for gifts!
For Christmas opening times check the main website.
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