Burton is a large village set on the coast near West Bay, with which it shares the glorious golden honeycomb rock cliffs made famous by “Broadchurch” on ITV, and a fine shingle beach lapped by clear seas.
Many of the houses are built of the local stone, and this golden village boasts two pubs serving excellent food – the Anchor Inn and the Three Horseshoes are both famous for their seafood, as is the acclaimed Hive Beach Café, which is right on the beach. If you fancy more formal dining, you can try the Seaside Boarding House – an imposing white building on the cliffs.
If diving or snorkelling is your thing, Burton is a great place to explore the wealth of undersea life found on the Jurassic Coast. Giant spider crabs, cuttlefish and a profusion of fish species inhabit the rocky reefs just off Hive Beach, and the wreck of a wartime plane has been colonised by a beautiful assemblage of sea anemones and other creatures – no need to go to a tropical coral reef!