"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Hive Beach

Hive is in Lyme Bay on the Dorset coast. It is a remote sandy beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by cliffs.

Beach type: Coarse sand

Nearest town: Burton Bradstock

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SY490886


Green Coast Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Hive Beach

  • The Jurassic Fun Centre (1m)
  • Palmers Brewery (3m)
  • The Electric Palace (3m)
  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (5m)
  • Abbotsbury Tourism Ltd. (6m)
  • Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (6m)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (6m)
  • Abbotsbury Playground (6m)
  • S Moores (6m)
  • Childrens Farm and Smugglers Barn (8m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
47 South Street

Phone 01308 424 901
Email bridport.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 April


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 94%
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Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 74%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1025
Humidity 60%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 59%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
03:14 BST
(02:14 GMT)
High Tide
10:05 BST
(09:05 GMT)
Low Tide
15:37 BST
(14:37 GMT)
High Tide
22:18 BST
(21:18 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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One and a quarter mile long gently sloping coarse sandy beach overlooked by farmland and cliffs.

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