village in United Kingdom

The village of Branscombe is found on the coast of Devon between Seaton and Sidmouth and is one of the most relaxing and picturesque villages on Jurassic Coastline. Believed to be the longest village in the country, the streets sweep down through the stunning valley to the sea, lined with colourful cottages and thatched buildings.

Beach at Branscombe

The village has a number of historic buildings, the Old Bakery and Forge, both National Trust properties, are just some which can be found in the beautiful streets. the compact forge is thought to be the oldest working thatched forge of its kind in England.

Get inEdit

The nearest railway station is Axminster (around 12 miles away) the train line runs from London Waterloo to Exeter. To get to Branscombe from Axminster Station catch bus service 885 to Seaton. Then change to bus service 899 which will take you to Branscombe.

Parking is limited, so you might prefer to catch the picturesque 899 bus service. You can sit back and enjoy the veiws .

Get aroundEdit

By busEdit

Branscombe is served by the AVMT 899 Bus service which runs from Seaton to Sidmouth via Beer and Branscombe. It is one of the most picturesque bus routes in Devon. It also passes attractions on route including Pecorama, Beer Quarry Caves and the Donkey Sanctuary. The 899 bus is also useful for people who are walking along the South West Coast Path, as it is possible to catch the bus one-way and walk back.


  • Anchor from the MSC Napoli. A container ship that was wrecked nearby in 2007.    
  • The Old Forge a quaint thatched building where a blacksmith still works.
  • The water-powered Manor Mill probably supplied the flour for the bakery. The mill has been restored and is in full working order.
  • The Old Bakery is a stone-built and partially rendered thatched building. It was the last traditional working bakery in the county when it closed its doors in 1987. The old baking equipment has been preserved in the baking room and the rest of the building now serves as a tea room.




  • The Masons Arms and The Fountin Head are traditional Pubs at opposite ends of the village.
  • The National Trust have a tearoom near the old forge.
  • The Sea Shanty is on the beach: it offers light lunches, ice cream, snacks, etc.


  • 1 The Masons Arms, Myrtle Cottages, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, +44 1297 680300. An attractive village pub and hotel with 27 rooms. B&B double £100.


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Beer Seaton Sidmouth

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