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The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe

| Branscombe Beach, Branscombe, England
+44 1297 680577
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“fish burger” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| Branscombe Beach, Branscombe, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thatched cottage like cafe and bar right next to the beach. Food reasonably priced and tasty and catered for gluten free. Dog friendly.

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having caught our mackerel at Beer, we were going to grab a crab sandwich further along the coast at the Sea Shanty Cafe on Branscombe Beach. We had been there before, but nevertheless, threading our car through the narrow lanes was something of an act...More

Thank 576davidjames
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No not a Sunday lunch. But lunch by the beach with sea shanties. Great food, my beef burger was delicious if a bit messy to eat, as was my wife's fish burger. While we waited for our food a group of men at another table...More

Thank mike_at_shovelbarn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t like dogs or are afraid of them, then don’t come here, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind them, but I’ve never seen so many in a restaurant/cafe. We had fish & chips, a bit pricey but the fish was nice, except...More

1  Thank blueval
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right down on the Branscombe Beach we found refuge on a rather windy and wet morning. There was a good choice of food and drink on offer and we sat in the window overlooking the beach. The staff were helpful and the service was prompt....More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was pouring with rain, and the rollers were crashing onto the beach. The car park is close, with a disabled section. Our ages ranged from 4 to 70+, but it was perfect. Nobody minded us rearranging the tables and chairs. A children’s menu, (fish...More

Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Branscombe and went to the beach almost every day. This was a wonderful place to have a drink and eat. The food is delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. Be warned it gets very busy but is worth it. The...More

Thank Stacey J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is pebble but a nice are to sit our and eat. Food okay but the issue was the many wasps after jam and anything else. Needs to be addressed with traps really. Friendly area - usual single track road to get to it.

Thank Andy X
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Had a nice tea there didn’t eat but food looked good and cafe was lovely inside, ideal location on the beach

Thank Adam666100
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Large counter with indoor seating & plenty of seating outside. Good selection of drinks & food. We had crab sandwich, steak sandwich which was massive & fish burger. It was busy but food arrived at our table in good time. Sandwiches generously filled but food...More

Thank Gerry P
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6 August 2016|
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Response from Stacey J | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not just allowed near the cafe you can take them in as long as they are on a lead.
Paul R
2 July 2016|
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Response from SeaShantyBeachCafe | Property representative |
Hi guys, I have requested an amendment to The Sidmouth Herald's recent article. Unfortunately I am not allowed to paste a link on this forum, but I am sure a quick google search will do it. I hope it helps clarify our... More
Paul R
28 June 2016|
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Response from bowringparks | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is not owned by the people who charge for car parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Branscombe Beach, Branscombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680577
  • E-mail
The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe is uniquely situated right on the beach in Branscombe; an area of outstanding natural beauty between Beer and Sidmouth on the Jurassic coast. We offer a relaxed eating atmosphere with sea views, serving traditional home made food, cakes and cream teas. We are family and dog friendly and also have a sheltered courtyard garden, for the more blustery days.Our well stocked shop has everything that you need for a day at the beach and more. Takeaway food and drinks also available if you would prefer to try our home made pasties on the seagull free beach instead.
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