From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present

Beer to Branscombe Coastal Path

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50°41'18.7"N 3°06'09.6"W
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Beer to Branscombe Coastal Path is part of the South West Coast Path.

The coastal path connecting Beer and Branscombe involves the Hooken undercliff path, as well as a steep climb up East Cliff in Branscombe. Care should be taken when walking alongside the cliffs particularly on the Hooken undercliff path.

The 29,800 lb anchor at Branscombe belonged to the MSC Napoli which grounded on the beach in 2007.

Dating to the Jurassic period, the cliffs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hooken undercliff path was formed by a slump in the Chalk cliffs in 1790, this separated a 10-acre tract of land which is now a wooded and sheltered habitat with chalk pinnacles on the seaward side.