A beautiful and charming little fishing village with stunning views of the backing cliffs and sea, Beer rests along the magnificent Jurassic Coast and with its traditional atmosphere of small independent shops as well as a café that sits right on the shore, it offers visitors a quintessential seaside holiday experience on Devon’s coast.

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A local’s guide to holidays in Beer…

Things To Do in Beer

Beer is a real gem, and one of the reasons it’s so popular as a holiday destination is that you can really feel away from the hustle and bustle of modern life here. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, history buff, or just looking to enjoy a slower pace, Beer has something to offer everyone.

The Beach in Beer
Instantly recognisable in photos from its rows of colourful, stripey beach chairs and boats strewn on the shingle Beer’s beautiful beach is flanked by the same towering cliffs that form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s Jurassic Coast. In warm weather this is the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming, and during cooler weather you can enjoy beachcombing where you may find a fossil or two. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline or explore the nearby caves…children will love the rock pools too, making it an ideal destination for families and nature enthusiasts alike.

Cafes and Restaurants
Naturally, this charming village has a good selection of traditional pubs so if you like a cold pint on a hot summer’s afternoon, you’ll have a handful of goodies to choose from. Anchor Inn, one of many pubs on High Street, offers a quintessentially British vibe, as do The Dolphin Hotel and Barrel O’Beer. And if you’re hankering for a cream tea, classic finger sarnie or full English, the no-frills Ducky’s (right on the beach) is the place to go. Relax with a cup of tea or coffee while soaking up the view and atmosphere.

Attractions in Beer

Beer Quarry Caves

Embark on a journey into the area’s rich heritage with a visit to the Beer Quarry Caves. This intriguing attraction invites visitors to delve deep underground on guided tours, exploring the intricate passages and caverns painstakingly carved out by local quarrymen over centuries. Gain insight into the ancient techniques used to extract the renowned Beer Stone, a material integral to the construction of iconic buildings across England.

South West Coast Path

This popular three-mile coastal walk from the village of Beer, to Branscombe requires a reasonable level of fitness as the path can be steep and uneven at times. You will however be rewarded with the most picturesque scenery, and of course incredible views of the coast and sea.


Situated just a stone’s throw from the village centre, Pecorama is a family-friendly destination offering a variety of activities for all ages. From an enchanting model railway exhibition to meticulously landscaped gardens and play areas, there’s no shortage of entertainment for children. Visitors can also hop aboard the Beer Heights Light Railway for a scenic journey, treating them to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Seaton Tramway

Experience a leisurely jaunt aboard the Seaton Tramway, a vintage tram service traversing from Seaton to Colyton, with a convenient stop in Beer. Passengers can revel in the serene beauty of the Axe Valley, meandering through verdant countryside and charming villages along the way. The tramway promises a distinct perspective on the Devonshire coast, offering a delightful excursion for visitors of all ages.

Jurassic Coast Visitor Centre

Delve deeper into the geological wonders of the Jurassic Coast at the nearby visitor centre, located in Seaton. A wonderful experience for visitors of all ages, there are guided walks, fossil hunting expeditions, and other activities available along the Jurassic Coast, all of which can be explained, booked and organised at the centre.

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