Now everyone loves a beach café, but The Hive Beach Café is so much more than chips and a drink with a sea view…it’s an experience in its own right! Awarded an impressive four stars by AA Gill, the café has long been a favourite with diners enjoying the Dorset coastline (you’ll find it beside Hive Beach near Bridport if you haven’t been before) and this huge seafood shack has a sprawling terrace perfect for tucking in on a sunny day.
What’s a sea view without a plate of something locally caught? Well, the selection at The Hive is always big enough to include something for every visitor (even the younger ones who aren’t quite hooked on the old seafood just yet), and it’s a great way to enjoy the tastes of Dorset.
The menu includes fresh local shellfish (including spider crabs from the beach right beside the café) and brown crabs from Lyme Bay. Take a typical sunny afternoon and the terrace of the café is packed with beachgoers enjoying the sight of the sea over dishes stacked high with fresh seafood…sound tempting? You haven’t even tasted it yet.