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!

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Winter Opening 

Monday - Friday : 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm until end November 2017 (last orders from kitchen at 3 pm)

1st December 2017:

Breakfast served: 10 am - 11.30 am

Lunch served: 12 noon - 3.00 pm

Open 'New Years Day' & 'Boxing Day'!




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! Just in time for Christmas, this beautiful glossy calendar is the perfect stocking filler for friends and family and supports a really great cause!

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Countdown to Christmas

Book your Christmas lunch with us now!  Running between the 4th and 15th December, Monday - Friday 12 pm - 2 pm.  Bookings are essential.  If you'd like to see our menu for these dates, you can download one here or send us an email. 


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


 You asked and we delivered! Starting up again on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 and running through until 1st December 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays will never be the same again at the Hive Beach Cafe! 

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






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.