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Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3LP

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The beautiful picturesque village of Beer is located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Devon.  Surrounded by white chalk cliffs, the shingle beach is lined with fishing boats still bringing in their daily catches and is famous for its mackerel.

On the edge of the South West Coast Path, Beer has some of the most stunning coastal walks in the county, one of the best being from Seaton to Beer with dramatic views across the Jurassic Coastline. Beer was also named recently by Countryfile as the Top Picnic spot in the UK from Jubilee Gardens at the top of the headland, chose for its stunning view of the beach and village from the hillside.

Things to Do in Beer

A day in Beer is best spent exploring the coastal walks and views from the cliffs that surround this pretty fishing village. Walk right and head to the town of Seaton, or left and walk to the village of Branscombe – either way the views will astound you.

Beer beach is a shingle beach, great for family days out as well as relaxing in a deckchair admiring the view. Beer Quarry Caves are worth exploring with daily tours through this ancient quarry that dates back to Roman times.

There are many family friendly attractions nearby, Bicton Gardens, Crealy Adventure Park, and the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Mackerel fishing boat trips are available from Beer Beach, or if you fancy a little history, head to Exmouth to do a Jurassic Coast Cruise with Stuart Line Cruises.

Although small, Beer's pleasant flint-studded buildings include interesting shops and galleries, and excellent places to eat.

Where to Stay in Beer

Beer and the surrounding area of Seaton has accommodation to suit your requirements, from hotels, holiday parks, holiday cottages and B&B's. Try our list of accommodation in Beer to find your perfect stay. 

History of Beer

Beer's long fishing heritage is still very much alive today, with a colourful population of fishing boats, fresh fish and Beer crab for sale, and mackerel fishing trips. In the past Beer was equally well known as a smuggling base and the home of notorious Devon smuggler, Jack Rattenbury. It was also famous for fine lace including the lace flounce for Queen Victoria's wedding dress crafted in Beer by Miss Jane Bidney and her team of 200 workers.

Whats on in Beer

In Beer where life has always centred around the sea, it is not surprising that the most important date in the events calendar is the annual Beer Regatta in August where distinctive Beer luggers with striking red sails are always an imposing sight. Another popular event in Beer is the annual Beer Rhythm & Blues Festival in October.

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Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Parking for disabled visitors

Towns & Villages

  • ATM
  • Public toilets
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Honiton/A303, take the A375 and then the A3052 to Beer. 

From Exeter take the A30 to Honiton, then the A375 and the A3052 to Beer

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Public Transport Directions

Travel by Rail

The nearest train station is Axminster and it is approximately 20 minutes away by car or by bus from Seaton. Exeter is about 50 mins away from Beer via a bus service.

A London Waterloo to Axminster timetable can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries. Alternatively, you can call ‘traveline’, the public transport information service, or refer to the Traveline website.

Traveline – Telephone Number: 0871 2002233

Travel by Coach or Bus

Timetables can be obtained from the Jurassic Coast website, and from the Beer Village Store and also from the Seaton Tourist Information Centre. For the latest bus information, route details, and bus pass enquiries, please refer to the Devon County Council website.

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Events

12th Oct 2018 - 14th Oct 2018

R&B Festival, Paul LambBeer R&B Music FestivalA three day festival of Rhythm and Blues in a beautiful place! Started in 1998 by Jim Riley, the festival is now an established part of the calendar with people returning year after year to what has been described as “surely the best little festival in the UK”.
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