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Hive Beach

| South West Coast Path, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
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Great place to start or finish

Picturesque spot... Great to walk the coastal path ....either start from the Hive Beach cafe car... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trevor D
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Beach with a cafe

Beach with national trust pay and display car park. Lovely beach close to parking and suitable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Moira C
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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A 1.9 mile easy stroll on almost flat ground along the South West Coast path, visiting the world-famous towering golden cliffs on Hive Beach, where Hitler was planning to land his troops in 1940, and where Allied troops subsequently practised climbing for the D-Day landings. Much older history can be found in fossils embedded in limestone boulders on the beach.
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“coastal path” (10 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
“great walk” (9 reviews)
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| South West Coast Path, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picturesque spot... Great to walk the coastal path ....either start from the Hive Beach cafe car park...or end the walk here...

Thank Trevor D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach with national trust pay and display car park. Lovely beach close to parking and suitable for swimming. Very popular cafe serving lunches, teas, cakes and ice creams.

Thank Moira C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem of the Jurassic coast and not as busy as Lyme Regis or Chesil Beach. Good that the car park is National Trust so we could park for free with our membership. Amazing cafe at The Hive.

Thank Russkin82
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Beautiful location absolutely packed out with tourist cafe couldn’t cope with demand. My husband wanted the crab sandwich which were freshly made but as I say the demand was too great for them cafe to cope with

Thank MargaretCheddar
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Nice beach ruined by the overwhelming smell of cooking far coming from the beach cafe.Parking is free if you are a member of the National Trust.

Thank Gillian M
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

This is an excellent cliff top walk and our dog loved it, plenty of new things too stiff, along with great views out to sea Take your wellies as the path can get very muddy in places

Thank photoman5
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic views. Enjoyable walking. Quite muddy and limited loo and refreshments stops along the route in February. Hard going walking on fine shingle beach Burton Bradstock to West Bexington and some Of that coast path waterlogged and muddy in February near lower reed bed area...More

Thank Letenick
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We got an absolutely splendid eyeful of England's south west coastline from Portland Bill to Start Point including the whole of the Jurrasic Coast, Chesil Beach, West Bay,Lyne Bay and of course the delightful Gold Cap, highest point of the English riviera! You have to...More

Thank Ankor_12
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

The cafe looked good but was very crowded so we walked along the beach to Freshwater and back to Burton Bradstock via the coastal path.

Thank Johntherunner
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Perfect spot for a full day of chilling and walking. Love the scenery, the giant car park, facilities, fresh air, water and amazing views! Will keep coming for many more years.

Thank priceey2003
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