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.
Our mission is to use locally sourced, sustainable ingredients and to support local suppliers wherever possible. When available we serve fish straight from the very shoreline you’ll be eating on. As a result, our comprehensive menu changes daily and evolves through the seasons.
Open all year round - our walls disappear in the summer so you get the best of both worlds whilst enjoying delicious food. In the winter we crank up the heating creating a cosy environment with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach in the background. Whether inside or out, you are unmistakably at the beach.
During the hot summer months, the Top Marquee appears! It has the best views over the sea and is away from the crowds, making it the locals favourite spot. Open from Easter through to October (weather dependent). This little gem is the ideal space to while away the afternoon or catch a spectacular sunset over Lyme Bay.
Alternatively, head up the steps from the beach and cool down with an ice cream, ice lolly or an ice-cold drink from the Beach Hut
Now into its fourth decade of trading, the café has become a popular and well-established eatery favoured by locals and holidaymakers alike.
With our sister café, 'The Watch House Café' in West Bay in its' 11th year and our most recently opened restaurant 'The Club House' along the coast in West Bexington in its 6th year. The Hive Beach Company brand has spread along the rugged West Dorset coastline over the years, offering quality seafood infused menus in some of the finest coastal locations.
Our vision is to continue to serve our customers with fresh, locally & ethically sourced produce, loving prepared in inspiring coastal locations. We will continue to constantly monitor our products and processes to remain as environmentally aware and sustainable as possible.
What we have achieved so far:
Replaced our takeaway boxes with plastic free, completely biodegradable versions made with seaweed
Replaced our takeaway boxes with completely plastic free versions - made with seaweed and designed to naturally biodegrade
Oil – collected and turned into fuel, tarmac and soap
Use local suppliers wherever possible to reduce our carbon footprint
Constantly monitor our products and processes to see what we can do to lessen our impact on the environment
All cardboard and packaging is crushed and recycled
Taking part in regular beach cleans
Stopped selling beach inflatables replacing them where possible with environmentally friendly products
Reducing single-use plastic - we've changed to using paper straws, paper bags and canned water
Changed our hand wipes to a plastic -free version
Glass is collected to be recycled
Vegetable suppliers deliver produce in re-usable crates.
Vegetables grown in The Club House veggie garden are used across all sites