Fantastic Food. Iconic Coastline.
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 slowly evolves through the seasons.
Now in its' 28th year of trading, the café has become a popular and well established eatery favoured by locals and holiday makers alike. With our sister café 'The Watch House Cafe' in West Bay in its' 9th year, and our most recently opened restaurant 'The Club House' along the coast in West Bexington, the Hive brand has spread along the rugged West Dorset coastline over the years, always offering quality seafood infused menus in some of the finest locations.
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!
On fine spring days, you can enjoy panoramic views of Lyme Bay from the tables outside the Beach Hut. We serve lovely ice cream from the West Country 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.
" Next stop is Cogden beach, with its convenient National Trust car park, a tasty one-mile walk west along the shingle to Hive Beach. The latter sits under the shadow of Billy Bragg’s house and the honeycomb-coloured cliffs that run all the way to West Bay, 2½ miles further west. The Hive Beach Café is crowded but deliciously dependable..."
" This popular, quirky little eatery right on the beach serves yummy breakfasts, lunches and ice-creams from its ice-cream shack. It’s also open in the evenings during the warm summer months. We park up in the National Trust car park and head inside. Waffles with maple syrup and bacon and a Hive full English breakfast is very much enjoyed...."
The Travel Trunk
" On Chesil Beach is a story of a newly married couple’s honeymoon and how their relationship was irrevocably altered whilst staying in a Dorset seaside hotel.
However, don’t let that put you off coming with your partner and exploring this unique feature of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the area around it...."
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