Walk - Hive Beach
2.0 miles (3.2 km)
Burton Hive Beach Car Park - DT6 4RF Burton Hive Beach Car Park
Easy - Narrow paths, almost level throughout, with just a few steps upwards (some steep) and very gentle descent.
An easy stroll on almost flat ground, 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. This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes beaches and a pub where dogs are welcome. East Beach is only walkable in the summer season. Use the walk (or part of it) to visit the hidden beaches at either Hive Beach or Cogden Beach.
Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog-friendly beaches and pubs.