National Trust Hive Beach

Enjoy one of the most popular and scenic stretches of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. 

Hive Beach, just outside of the pretty village of Burton Bradstock, is a popular destination whether it’s setting off on a coastal walk, enjoying the beach or dining at the famous Hive Beach Cafe. 

Tramper hire now provides an opportunity for visitors who would otherwise find walking difficult to be able to access and enjoy the paths and views with friends and family. The routes start and end at the National Trust Welcome Hut conveniently located next to the car park (charges apply for visitors who are not National Trust members). 

Please note that this hire location is currently cash only – card payments cannot be accepted.

Tramper Routes 

  • Bindbarrow – A short linear route heading east from the beach up the South West Coast Path. This route is the perfect introduction to using the Tramper and gives an excellent viewpoint to the west where you can see the Burton Cliffs, Golden Cap and beyond.
  • Burton Cliff – A linear route heading west from Hive beach along the South West Coast Path. At the high point there is a marvellous panorama. Further into the west is Golden Cap. To the east is the yellow stretch of Chesil Beach to Portland Bill. Look for the plants that cling to the cliff edge, including thrift, common mallow and wild clary. Look for herring gulls and fulmars nesting on the ledges below, or dolphins swimming close to the shore. Please note that due to the presence and nature of the gates along this route, there is currently a requirement for all users to be accompanied. 

Hire Information

The Trampers is available 7 days a week from April to October (weather permitting). Booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

To ensure your safety and enjoyment all those hiring the Tramper will need to be, or become a member of Countryside Mobility.

You become a member when you first hire a Tramper at a Countryside Mobility hire locations so we will take you through the process of completing the membership form and give yout the introductory training to ensure that you feel safe and confident before heading out. Choose from Annual membership for £15 or a 2 week ‘Taster membership for £5 (ideal if you’re on holiday). There is also the option of a single session for £3.

Please note this hire location can currently only accept cash if you need to join the scheme. Countryside Mobility membership then enables you to access Trampers at all their 50+ hire locations around the South West (and a few beyond). 

To save time on arrival please read through the Countryside Mobility medical information and Terms prior to arrival. 

 To make a booking please email

  • Please include Tramper Hire within the subject heading
  • State the date and time you would like to borrow the tramper
  • If you are currently a member or not of Countryside Mobility
  • Please include a telephone number you maybe reached on to discuss your booking.

 Your booking is only confirmed once you have received a confirmation email

Other Facilities

Car parking – The car park is next to the hire location (the Welcome Hut). It includes some accessible spaces. There is a small fee for parking if you are not a National Trust member

Toilets – There are public toilets available including an accessible toilet

Refreshments – Hive Beach Cafe offers light refreshments and meals. Further options are in the nearby village of Burton Bradstock and, a little further, at West Bay. 

Contact details

Address Hive Beach Office, Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, DT6 4RF
Telephone 01297489481

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Key information

1 Tramper Available


Dogs Welcome

Accessible Toilet(s)

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