We walked down to this beach from Graston Copse camp site, very pleasant and varied walk, through a field of corn, along the river and through the pretty village of Burton Bradstock, well worth the walk.
The beach itself is National Trust owned, so make sure you display your windscreen badge to avoid paying for your parking.
Tip. Wear sensible shoes. Saddles or Crocks are a real 'no' as the small pebbles realły hurt if they get in your footwear. And I mean hurt!
The beach is a delight. The cafe looks brilliant, until you look...
Whilst the cliffs are stunning, they are unstable and there have been falls. Despite this people still sit at their base! It is a stunning location, huge open expanse, and so never really busy. Good cafe nearby, and walks in both directions, with great views along Chesil beach.
We have visited the Hive beach several times over the years, in Spring, Summer & Autumn. Its generally not very crowded, you can take dogs further along the beach, just not in front of the café area. (check signs) nice walks both ways. The best way is towards Freshwater & if you are a keen walker carry on to West...