Welcome to Beer
Set in a deep fissure in creamy-white cliffs, Beer manages to be both a proper working fishing village and thoroughly picturesque at the same time. Multicoloured, snub-nosed boats line its steeply sloping beach beside the winches and wires used to haul them ashore; deckchairs and crab pots lie scattered around. Water-filled leats and chalk- and flint-faced buildings frame the main street (Fore St). With its unusual cave networks, superb coast path and appealing places to stay and eat, the village is a charismatic base for East Devon explorations.
The picture-postcard-pretty village of Branscombe sits just 3 miles west, a ribbon of thatches, tearooms and pubs that meanders behind a cliff-backed beach called Branscombe Mouth.