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Branscombe Beach, Branscombe

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#29 of 43 in Beaches in Devon
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. Plan trip to Branscombe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Bring a blow up bed if you want to sunbathe or a pair of walking boots to um walk in. . .The gravel/boulders/small planets are hard work. . From the beach walk west for about half hour then climb up t...  more »
  • Can be a bit of a challenging drive down to the beach car park - But a good walk at any time of year and views of changing sea and weather conditions - Nice cafe  more »
  • We visited on a warm Sunday morning and it was busy but ok. Our dog loved the beach, going in the sea and bringing out pebbles. The information points were interesting had lots of great views and walk...  more »

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