Tucked away in a valley that runs down to a beach on the famous Jurassic Coast, there is a timeless magic about this old village

Two children stood over a rock pool looking to see what lurks within

50 things Fridays in Branscombe 

Say hi to a crab and enjoy a tickle from a beetle. Make a home for nature or find the hidden treasure. Check out our 50 things activities happening in the summer holidays.


Branscombe video

Explore the delights of Branscombe with its beautiful atmosphere in our specially commissioned film.

Upcoming events

Beach Fun Sundays

Sun 01 Jul 2018
We'll be there most Sundays and Bank Holidays too, to welcome you for seaside fun all through the summer months.

Himalayan Balsam bashing

Tue 03 Jul 2018
Put your wellies on for a day in Branscombe valley, helping the rangers give nature a hand by pulling the balsam from our waterways.

50 things Friday - Bug Safari

Fri 03 Aug 2018
There's wildlife to be found everywhere, if you look close enough.

50 things Friday - Treasure hunt

Fri 10 Aug 2018
There's treasure to be found in Branscombe, so grab a map and compass and get hunting!

50 Things Friday - Build a home for nature

Fri 17 Aug 2018
We'll be showing you how to make an insect hotel or a bird nesting box to take home, so that you can take care of the wildlife on your doorstep, too.

50 things Friday - Rockpool ramble

Fri 24 Aug 2018
Ramble through the rockpools on the lookout for the creatures who live beneath the sea.
Discover creepy critters in the rock pools

Beach fun sundays 

Create some wild art, explore the rock pools or have a go at flying a kite. All these activities and more are being run by the East Devon rangers on Sunday afternoons on Branscombe beach.




Get involved

Manor Mill in Branscombe

Volunteer at Manor Mill

Help us bring to life the wonderful watermill at Branscombe. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to welcome visitors to this hidden gem. No previous experience or knowledge is required - full training given.

Rangers and volunteers hedgelaying in East Devon

Volunteer in East Devon 

If you love getting stuck in with hands-on jobs, or enjoy talking to people about pieces of local history, or even just want to learn new skills, we've got plenty of opportunities to volunteer with our East Devon team.

How you can support us

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Places to stay

The Great Seaside B&B is run by National Trust tenants Guy and Amanda Bentley

Cosy cottages and more 

Take your pick from a range of accommodation and spend a few days exploring the beautiful countryside around Branscombe.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Branscombe on the National Trust Collections website