Area Guide - Burton Bradstock
Burton Bradstock is an attractive village in the south west of Dorset. It is located on Chesil Beach, 3 miles east of Bridport. At the centre of the village is a series of 17th century thatched cottages that nestle in amongst a post office, primary school, two pubs and a beach cafe. The village is famous for its location along the Jurassic coast. There are footpaths that link the village to the seaside resort of West Bay and the cliffs around the village are popular with fossil hunters where rockfalls often reveal new finds.
Things to do / Local Attractions
Hive Beach and Cafe
Hive Beach is a hugely popular family beach just a short step from the village. It is a shingle beach surrounded by spectacular sandstone cliffs and forms part of Chesil Beach. Located on the shingle beach of Chesil Bank is the Hive Beach Cafe which has local seafood on offer and wonderful views of the Dorset coastline, including Lyme Bay.
Chesil Beach Centre
Chesil Beach stretches from Portland to West Bay and is a glorious 18 miles of shingle beach which has been described as a tombolo - which is a bar of sand or shingle joining an island to the mainland. It is part of the Jurassic coast - a UNESCO designated World Heritage site.
There is plenty to see and do on Chesil Beach no matter which part of the beach you find yourself on. You can fish at Chesil Cove and along the beach itself. Access is easy and mackerel, cod and rockling are regularly caught here. If you are into diving then there are two available shore dives as well.
For more information: http://www.chesilbeach.org/Chesil/
Burton Bradstock has easy access to the jurassic coast and south west coast path which are extremely popular with walkers due to the spectacular cliff-top views. There are a variety of coastal walks available taking you through stunning picturesque routes.