Round and About Beer
The beautiful village of Beer has spectacular walks along the cliffs, a picturesque pebbled beach where you can hire a self drive motor boat, join a fishing trip, swim or relax and enjoy the view from one of the few beachside cafes.
A bit about the village
Beer is situated between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth on the A3052. Should you not wish to drive, Beer has great local transport links to EXETER, TAUNTON, EXMOUTH and SIDMOUTH by bus, and nearby towns of HONITON and AXMINSTER have railway stations.
Beer is situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and East Devon is a designated place of outstanding natural beauty. It is a great destination for walkers, nature lovers or anyone who appreciates beautiful countryside and spectacular coastal scenery.
Beer has a number of interesting shops, art galleries, restaurants, pubs and cafes making it the ideal setting for a relaxing break. We can personally recommend Steamers Restaurant. Elsewhere in the village you will find the Jubilee Memorial Gardens and the Mariners Hall which frequently hosts craft fairs.
Beer really comes alive in August with Regatta Week which attracts both competitors and visitors from all over the globe. Beer is famous for its past associations with smuggling but is predominantly known as a fishing village and fresh fish is still sold from a small shop on the beach, Beer Fisheries, which has been owned by Wendy’s family for well over 40 years. Just along the shoreline are three beachside cafes and one of which – Chapple’s, has been owned by Dave’s family for three generations, so take some time out with a cup of tea and a cake and relax in a deckchair on the pebbled beach.
Beer - Beer Quarry Caves and Pecorama are on our doorstep and there are riding stables and a scuba diving school in the village. The spectacular section of the South West Coastal path from Beer to Branscombe (about 1 ½ hrs) is a fantastic walk for lunch at the lovely Masons Arms Pub.
Seaton - take a ride on the Victorian Tramway along the river Axe from Seaton to Colyford-Colyton. Try bird watching on the river Axe or use the local swimming, sauna and gym facilities which are all open to the public.
Sidmouth – voted number 5 recently in a national newspaper list of top ten seaside towns, Sidmouth has lots of shops, a cinema, theatre and swimming pool. Sidmouth boasts a lovely esplanade, great cafes and walks close by as well as the famous Donkey Sanctuary.
Walk to Lyme Regis – a beautiful coastal walk (not for the feint hearted!) approx 3 ½ hrs or a 10 min drive. Lyme Regis has a sandy beach with a gorgeous esplanade and an abundance of little shops and pubs for food, a cinema, fossil shop and a fossil museum.
Golf - there are four eighteen-hole golf courses within nine miles and just 20 minutes away is the 18 hole championship course at Woodbury Park.
For a family fun day - visit Crealy Adventure Park situated on the Sidmouth road into Exeter. Crealy offers a whole day out, come rain or shine.
Exeter - is just a 30 minute drive away and has many good shops. Also visit the underground city passages, the cathedral and the quay for canoeing, cycle hire along the canal. There is a Megabowl and plenty of pubs and nightclubs for the more adventurous!
Dartmoor - 10 minutes drive on from Exeter will find you on the edge of Dartmoor which offers a great day out with amazing walks and pony treks, spectacular scenery and magnificent Tors which each house a hidden stamp for you to find.