Branscombe Beach

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

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

There is a dog exercise area.

Devon dog friendly beaches »


  • Good fishing


  • Shop

Nearest town



EX12 3DP

OS grid ref.

SY 2076 8813


there is a small car park adjacent to beach

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Branscombe Beach Reviews

Beautiful Beach & Trek to Beer head

Tonoya Barua
May 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

Parking rip off

Sep 01st 2020

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

Don’t go

Jul 07th 2020

Look out for the car park. Do not use. ONE BIG RIP OFF. AND ALSO Sea Shanti. One big rip off again.

Family holidays

Mrs Nicola Spedding
Aug 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.

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