A rocky shingle beach sits against the expansive hills of Devon inviting anyone to this oasis by the sea with its many ancient historical haunts, idyllic narrow streets, and quaint feel.
Find one the the most beautiful places in England, sitting on the Jurassic Coastline and given the prominent title of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All this beauty is amongst an area known for its smuggling activity which only adds to the intrigue of the region. Watch birds in the Axe Estuary, sit on the shingle beach, or take a walk next to the sea or through the hilly topography of Beer or on the South West Coast Path, in close proximity to the village. Activities in the water are many with windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, or deep sea fishing whilst staying in a guest house or Beer self catering cottage.
Areas away from the oceans water are beautiful with narrow winding streets and historical architecture throughout many of the communities many village buildings with copious restaurants, cafes, and markets in neighboring villages. Find local artisans making the village specialty of lace or find lively pubs in the neighboring village of Seaton.
Uncover the origins of some of the most famous structures in all of the UK. Stone from the village of Beer is seen in buildings like Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle, as well as several other architectural gems around the UK. Beer Quarry Caves a Natural World Heritage Site has an ancient history dating back to Roman Times and is prized for its hardening upon exposure to air. A small museum has several ancient artifacts like coins and pottery. Equally intriguing is the underground area which is compared by some to an underground cathedral.
Areas of significance a short distance from the village of Beer include Branscombe. This coastal village is home to the Manor Mill which is believed to date back to Celtic times as a fishing village. A renovated mill, bakery, and iron works are also of interest in the small area. Further history is located in the village of Axminster. A church dating back to the 1100's has a series of unique crosses around the property, as well as an ornate screen carved from wood which is original to the church.
Venture a short distance inland and find a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, in neighboring Ottery St Mary and find its interesting manor home. This centuries old home dates back to the 1550's and has been passed between various families over the years. Many unique areas of the home are notable however the roof is quite interesting with its arch-braced roof. Gardens surrounding the property are also quite beautiful.
This small village in Devon has a comfortable climate with moderate winters and cool summers given its seaside location. Waters surrounding this coastal area are warmed by the Gulf Stream which creates this pleasant weather.
Exeter Airport (EXT) is in closest proximity to Beer with flights available from Air Southwest.