Walk - Hive Beach

1.9 miles (3.0 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. 

 

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Tern Cottage - Dream Cottages

2-Bed Bungalow, minutes from the Path, beach & harbour. Perfectly located for enjoying the Dorset coastline

Graston Farm Cottages

Situated 30 minutes walk from the Path, set in the beautiful Bride Valley. Choice of B&B in renovated farmhouse or one of the newly converted cosy self catering cottages.

Cliff Cottage B&B

A few hundred yards from the coast path, Cliff Cottage was built in the 18th Century and renovated in 2013. Shops, pubs and restaurants of West Bay are a ten-minute walk.

Eype's Mouth Country Hotel

Small Hotel, superb sea views, minutes to beach, Heritage coastline, Coast Path, ideal for ramblers, ornithologists, anthropologists or geologists.

Broadlands B&B

Friendly family run B&B. Kingsize ensuite room with bath/shower and stunning views of sea and Coast Path. Close to main bus route & pubs.

Fossil&The Cross Cottage - Dream Cottages

2 bedroom cosy cottage just a short walk from bexington beach with garden, patio area and log burner. Perfect for couple or small family

Mervyn House

A comfortable and spacious B&B, situated in the centre of the village near the Coast Path.  Click the picture to see details and visitor comments.

Chideock House

Thatched wisteria clad house, built 1465 is full of charm and character. The dining room is oak beamed, rooms are fully equipped and we are 10 mins walk from the Coast Path.

Dorset Seaside Cottages, Seatown

Two stylish 4* gold self catering cottages, 20 minutes walk from the beach at Seatown with numerous walks on the doorstep.  Cottages equipped to a high standard.

What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

West Dorset Taxi

Hackney Carriage Taxi Service that covers the whole of Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. Based in West Dorset.

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