Hive Beach is shingle backed by sandstone cliffs at Burton Bradstock in Lyme Bay, Dorset. It stretches for around 2 km (a mile and a quarter) and lies within the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, so fossil hunters will have a fascinating time hunting ammonites and shellfish fossils. The other main activity is fishing.
The beach lies near to the South West Coast Path and cyclists will enjoy the dedicated paths in the area. A variety of wildlife inhabits the cliffs, from butterflies to varieties of seabirds; and you may even be lucky enough to spot a dolphin or two in the waters nearby.