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Lovely beach

Second visit to this beach to fish. Scenic drive to get to it with single lanes and groups of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael m
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
Parking @ Branscombe

Such a shame that the owners of the car park at Branscombe are so greedy. But do visit the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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| National Trust and Coastal Walk way, Branscombe EX12 3DP, England
+44 1395 512130
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although a national trust place you have to pay for parking but it’s ok £2 min and then 3 hrs £3 etc. Very clean beach, pebbles so not that easy to walk on so bear in mind for those who have mobility issues. There’s a...More

Thank Lbmystery
Reviewed 3 days ago

We parked right down at the beach car park and then followed the path back inland through the village and valley to loop back along the SW coastal path. Superb walk, a few hills to navigate, good pubs along the way. The only downside is...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Branscombe beach today (Monday) Weather was fantastic so it does help to paint a good picture, but beach clean and lovely Modern restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. We walked to the beach so cannot comment on parking, but could see pay to...More

Thank jeffsmith321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean beach in a quiet location once you walk for a short distance. Some good beach huts that can be rented right on th beach.

Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to this beach to fish. Scenic drive to get to it with single lanes and groups of cottages make it a nice drive. Beach next to car park which you can pay when you leave so you do not have to worry about...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Branscombe and followed the country walk to the beach. It was a lovely walk, then we came across the beach, breath taking. Lots of space and a lovely green in front of the ice cream shop and café.

Thank devonFluffy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down to the beach which is a long stretch of pebbled beach which is enclosed at both ends by the rugged red cliffs/rocks. You can see the coastal walk way wind it's way up the hills and off into the distance. If you...More

1  Thank Sally L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a shame that the owners of the car park at Branscombe are so greedy. But do visit the beach. Park in the village hall car park it is a lovely 10 min walk from the beach and all they ask is a donation. I...More

4  Thank zzznork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving is not for the faint hearted, that asides as expected in this part of the world. The only parking at the beach is controlled I think privately owned?!? We arrived at the entrance to find a height restriction 2.2M, I have a vwT4, but...More

Thank lucyb_91111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very poor experience. We are from the midlands, and got back home from holiday only to find a parking charge notice for £100 had come in the post. We paid £2 to park, but the machine could not accept our full registration number, so we...More

Thank Toni D
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Pete B
4 July 2018|
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Response from zzznork | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a good solution! If you really must take car into village the village hall let's you park for a donation, that way you are supporting the community not greedy business.
john c
27 January 2018|
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Response from Ian L | Reviewed this property |
As others have said we parked in the village. And walked to the beach. In part to avoid the parking issues. Don’t be put off the location is lovely.
Bob A
27 November 2017|
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