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The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe

| Branscombe Beach, Branscombe, England
+44 1297 680577
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“fish burger” (6 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| Branscombe Beach, Branscombe, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a walk from Branscombe to Beer and back again via the coastal path and had an excellent lunch back at this beach cafe. We were very pleased they still served food as it was 2.30 in the afternoon (in November!) and we were...More

Thank Sharry_Travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for tea and cake after a walk along either the cliff or the beach. Average prices... Not over the top at all for what you get. They do hot food there as well but didn't get the chance to try. Very...More

Thank O7123OPgaryc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our granddaughter chose for us to celebrate her 10th birthday here. There were 7 of us and we all had a great meal sitting outside in the warm October sun, looking over the beach to the sea. It was really, really busy but we didn't...More

Thank davidhelen2
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Sat outside with our dog for lunch. Great views over the beach. Had a very tasty lunch - two had fish burgers and chips and one had chicken in lemon granary bread sandwich. Thought prices were reasonable and service was very friendly and efficient. Surprised...More

Thank OxonLioness
Reviewed 4 October 2018

just called in for a coffee, service very good, friendly, great views, its right on the beach , well worth a look if you are in the area,

Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We walked along the coast from Beer and stopped at the Sea Shanty for refreshments before the long climb back! Great café on with sea views. Could not believe that they had 2 types of gluten free cake - the orange and chocolate was delicious...More

Thank Alice56Hampshire
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This cafe is right on the beach at Branscombe. It would be hard to find a more scenic location on a sunny September evening to view the sunset. Beautiful. Also visited for coffee in the morning. Dog friendly and service was very pleasant.

Thank nickygUk
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly cafe, with ice cream vendor / gift shop section. Nice decor in keeping with the seaside location, and what views! Also the first eatery you stumble across having walked the cliff path from Beer. The staff were friendly and the simple food good. They...More

Thank stephenbM1372HP
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We ate here a couple of times during our week in Branscombe. The breakfasts are just delicious with local produce and generous portions. What was extra nice was the fact we could bring our dogs in on one of the colder days which was great....More

1  Thank britgirl964
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Went to Branscombe for a walk along the beach. On previous visits we have walked along the cliffs from Beer and had a ice cream at the side kiosk. This time we went inside for tea and cake. Very pleasant well lit place with large...More

Thank Kurnalpi
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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