Alternative Names: None.
Type of Dive: Hive beach is a popular shore dive often used for training.
Suggested Experience: Novice upwards.
Travel directions: Just off the B3157 at Burton Bradstock between Weymouth and Bridport.
Parking directions: Easy parking in the National Trust car park at the shore £1 per hour up to 4-5 hours then its cheaper.
Lat & Long: 50.695920, -2.723005 Postcode DT6 4RF Google
Tides: Tide tables best 2 hours before high water (Portland), until 4 hours after high water so you drift to the east.
Site entry/exit: Enter the water in front of the cliffs to the right (west).
Underwater directions: head out 90 deg to the shore for 150-200m. Turn left (East) and follow the reef until it disappears and head into the shore.
Site Hazards: The beach is steeply shelving and it can be difficult to get out with swell or high waves.
Nearest Public phone:
Accommodation: The Seaside Boarding House
Other comments: A fault runs through the car park and out to sea, with sandstone to the west and clay to the east.
Created by: Jim Booth
Surface Photos: Contact me
Dive sitemap: Not needed here.
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