Iconic coastline. Fantastic food

The Hive Beach Café is located right on the beach at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast. With far reaching views across Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach.  It's the perfect location to enjoy fresh, local seafood, homemade cakes or just a simple cup of tea.

Please see below for our open hours.

We do not take bookings.




We’re committed to using fresh, locally sourced seafood - when available we serve fish straight from the very shoreline you’ll be eating on.



We offer a wide selection of cakes, biscuits and take away treats. All homemade by Melanie and her team at the Hive Beach Micro Bakery based in Burton Bradstock. 


We’re happy to accommodate large parties of diners and we’re dog friendly but we don’t take reservations so it’s advisable to arrive a little early for lunch as we do get busy.


The Beach Hut

On fine spring days, you can enjoy  panoramic views of Lyme Bay from the tables outside the Beach Hut. We serve Lovingtons ice cream from nearby Somerset and our house blend Dibar coffee. We even have a signature ice cream flavour – Hive Honeycomb!

Beach Hut opening times during the summer months are weather dependant.

Be sure to download our 'Hive Beach Company' app to gain access to our ice-cream loyalty card (and more!) where you will receive your 11th ice-cream on us!

There aren't many companies that can offer a sea view as part of the job perks, but we can!  If you're looking for a new career in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, then join our team today! If you think you have what we need then get in touch by sending an email to with your CV.


Did you know that our gift vouchers are redeemable at ALL THREE of our sites?  You can orders yours online or purchase them from the cafes.  Shop now.

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Winter Opening 

Monday - Friday : 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm (last orders from kitchen at 3 pm)

Breakfast served: 10 am - 11.30 am

Lunch served: 12 noon - 3.00 pm






With the Alzheimer's Society as our chosen charity for the remainder of 2017 & 2018, we have been working on a few exciting projects, one of them being our in-house produced 2018 Dog Calendar, now available for sale in our cafes and online shop



Are you looking for somewhere that little bit different for a romantic dinner or special occasion?  Look no further than The Club House.  Located on the banks of Chesil Beach in West Bexington, this sympathetically restored 1930's bungalow guarantees to delight with simplistic elegance and loved up cooking.   Reopening 9th February 2018!  Book your seats today!

 'Hive Beach Company' APP

Have you downloaded yours?Now available on the Google Play store here or on the Apple iTunes store here      








 You asked and we delivered! Tuesdays & Thursdays will never be the same again at the Hive Beach Cafe! (Weds & Fri at The Watch House Cafe). Returns 9th January 2018!

*Please note all offers do not run during half term or summer holidays*.



Come and join us for an evening with John 'Boycie' Challis at The Club House! We will be hosting a book signing from 6pm and dinner from 7pm which is guaranteed to be a brilliant night! You can book online here or send us an email to hurry, we have only 2 tables left!




We received 4 stars from AA Gill in The Sunday Times and since then we have received accolades and awards for our food and our approach to sustainability.