Branscombe is a long, shingle beach that begins below the picturesque village of Branscombe and continues east to Beer Head, a distance of about a mile. Parking and other facilities right by the beach.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
There is a dog exercise area.
- Good fishing
- Disabled facilities
OS grid ref.
SY 2076 8813
there is a small car park adjacent to beach
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Branscombe Beach Reviews
Great beach but mind the depth of water due to shelves
Devon loverSep 05th 2022
Have visited this beach for many years , usually after a walk from the car park up over the hill, along the coastal path and down to the beach . Great for swimming in clear water and rarely busy . Be careful to remember the sea depth can be very deep after a few steps in due to shelving . Would not recommend for youngsters or weak swimmers as no lifeguards if you get into difficulty .
Beautiful Beach & Trek to Beer head
Tonoya BaruaMay 19th 2021
Loved the beautiful shingle beach of branscombe. Extraordinary views
If you plan to trek to beer head please make sure you estimate 1 hour extra at the beach parking so that you don’t overstay .
The trek requires a certain level of fitness .. please wear outdoor shoes… the route can get quite slushy
Mrs Nicola SpeddingAug 02nd 2019
Branscombe beach is an ideal base for family sea kayaking and the children to go rock pooling. We highly recommend this beach The Sea Shanty is also a great spot for ice creams and wine.
JulianJul 07th 2020
Look out for the car park. Do not use. ONE BIG RIP OFF. AND ALSO Sea Shanti. One big rip off again.
Parking rip off
Spent a lovely afternoon here, only to receive a £100 fine by post as we had overstayed by 20 minutes. Don’t mind paying extra but £100!??? Very