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Lovely long wide sandy beach

A fantastic beach for all pleasure activities. Dog-friendly and with a nice beach cafe. Loads of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Terry P
Farnborough, UK
Great views and facilities

Brancaster Bay is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, mostly dog friendly. It’s not as pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica M
Derby, United Kingdom
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Brancaster, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic beach for all pleasure activities. Dog-friendly and with a nice beach cafe. Loads of easy parking.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brancaster Bay is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, mostly dog friendly. It’s not as pleasant as Wells or Holkham Bay but still lovely. There are toilets and a drink / food kiosk.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Brancaster harbour at low tide. Pretty little place in nice bay. Most of boats in estuary had no water round them as tide out and it would be better still with all the small boats bobbing about in water. The crab stall had a...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Brancaster and walked to the beach (3/4 mile) along the high level footpath away from the road. A great walk to a great beach. It is enormous especially when the tide's out. Firm sand so great fro walking / playing etc. Felt a...More

Thank Rappeneau12
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Easy to find beach and lots of wildlife to be seen on our visit. All very clean and nature as it is intended.

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Brancaster beach is great for families and also people with dogs. Parking is close to the beach but you will need to watch for tide times as the road will flood. Miles of sandy beach with beautiful sunsets.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the best beach I've been to... Clean wide sandy beach stretching for miles,it's a must if you in the area.

Thank ongsue
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Outside school holidays and summer weekends this is a quiet beach. People with and without dogs walking along the beach. The car park makes it accessible to everyone. Beware the tides as the flood the road. There is a small hut selling sticks and beach...More

Thank Kathrynowl91
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Lovely sandy beach. Had to walk a long way out to the water, but the children loved it. Just be wary of the sharp shells washed up onto shore!

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a lovely location and absolutely fine if you're a dog lover, however, if you're not then don't go. The beach was very busy with lots of families with dogs. We had to walk along the beach for ages to find a spot that...More

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Breeda L
18 July 2018|
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Response from Wheatece | Reviewed this property |
I would say most definitely not ! It would almost certainly be frowned upon. (who wants smelly smoke next to them anyway)
27 May 2018|
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Response from Lorraine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are - to the right as you enter the beach - left is no dogs - there is only one main route to the beach , hope this helps
26 April 2018|
Response from MMADM | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know & did not see anyone riding during our visit. Looking at the size of the beach I can not see why it would not be OK. There is a golf club at the entrance to the beach perhaps the y could help?