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Branscombe Beach, Branscombe

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Follow a winding path down from the heights of rolling green hills and cliffside to the shingle beach of Branscombe Beach. Here the cliffs rise steeply overlooking the crashing waves below and you'll find colorful fishing boats pulled up onto the pebbles. In 2007, the beach made history when a container ship, MSC Napoli, was forced to beach here during a heavy storm. The ship's anchor, weighing 28,000 lbs (14 tons) still rests here to this day. A quaint cafe right on the beach serves homemade cakes and hot chocolate. Take a look at our Branscombe trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Branscombe Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A lovely short walk from the gorgeous village Branscombe brings you to the quiet pebble beach. We spent hours paddling, strolling and relaxing on the beach punctuated with trips to the lovely cafe.  more »
  • Really nice little beach with a cafe, great views! Not suitable for buggies though, which is a shame as we would have liked to walk further along.  more »
  • I was desperate to walk the coastal walk, managed to persuade the family to come along. Kids 10 and 8 were keen once we set off sadly the weather wasn't so kind, with the wind and rain lashing at our ...  more »