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Lovely place have been going there for years own by the National trust the Loo’s have now gone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shingles and shining

Out of season it’s worth the drive or walk down the valley to this beach. Beware in high season... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Drybrook, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible21%
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“sea shanty”(17 reviews)
“lovely beach”(21 reviews)
“village hall”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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All reviews sea shanty lovely beach village hall car park and toilets national trust coastal walk passing places single track nice cafe old bakery east devon an ice cream toilet facilities great walk lovely sunny day jurassic coast out of season
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place have been going there for years own by the National trust the Loo’s have now gone!! bit of a shock !!!🤭🤭 first visit this year

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beachday19
Reviewed 24 November 2018

On a dull November day this beach was ours! Summer visitors enjoy better weather but also have to cope with the crowds. We took in the beach as part of a very pleasant walk around the village of Branscombe while staying at The Masons Arms....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diana S
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Beautiful natural beach spoiled by adjacent landowner. The only parking is on rough ground near the beach. This is wired with CCTV / number plate recognition cameras. Just had the £100 fine for leaving the car park a few minutes late - even though this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
10  Thank Howard C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The beach is pebbles and a beautiful spot very quiet not at all commercial. There is a cafe for refreshments

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank diannesmithy115
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This was a real treat. Stunning views, very uncommercialised, quiet and peaceful. Great walks, great sounds of the water crashing onto the beach. sunset and sunrise in one day and in one place. Can very highly recommend and will be returning. Also pay and display...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank O7123OPgaryc
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Great walk, with the easy or hard route. We took the steep hill walk back, wow that was tricky but well worth it for the views. Really unexpected nice day, I thought we’d only be there an hour but we stayed nearly all day!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank laa7
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beach and cafe are lovely but the privately run car park has by them. What a rip off, we didn’t even stay for the full 2 hours we paid fora vehicle recognition system. I put in my registration number and checked it was right before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
8  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This PRIVATE car park has been working a scam for the greedy landowner since the 1950s. I put one figure wrong in the car no plate system and was fined £70 by the system which is corrupt and loaded in their favour. Keep away from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank jhnutt2018
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Out of season it’s worth the drive or walk down the valley to this beach. Beware in high season however , the carparj is expensive and chocker. Driving down here is a slow process as you encounter traffic in the single lane. But the beach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank camera2go
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Great beach, pebbles but nice, there is a café, toilets, parking, just about all you need for a good day out,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NoahBirmingham
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23 January 2019|
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Response from Beachday19 | Reviewed this property |
Hi .Yes all year round but do pick up after your pet .
24 August 2018|
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Response from JimandJo1951 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's lovely but very pebbly and deep suddenly, loved it.
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.