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Destination guide

Discover all of Beer from holiday lettings

On the southernmost coast of England and part of the South West Coast Path lies Beer, a quaint village with picturesque cliffs and natural beauty that’s all accessible from your holiday lettings. Whether you come for a scenic tour or to uncover the history of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Beer has something for everyone. Families, groups, couples and solo travellers visit Beer for its charm, history, beach and nature experiences.

History

Uncover history near Beer holiday homes

With a background as rich as Beer’s, you can experience many heritage sites around your holiday rental. As a coastal city, fishing was a major industry, and so was smuggling. One of the most enchanting sites to visit is the system of smugglers’ caves. A family-fun and educational spot to enjoy is the Seaton Labyrinth that is part of the Jurassic Coast. To tour a 500-year-old Elizabethan manor, you can stop by the Sand historic house in Sidbury. To get a glimpse of the landscape and geology of the Devon region from hundreds of years ago to millennia past, you can come to the Fine Foundation Heritage Centre. The Beer Quarry Caves are immensely popular for seeing where stone was mined to build Windsor Castle and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Beer

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Beer a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Castlewood Vineyard (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Lyme Bay Winery (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Lyme Regis Golf Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Beer

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Beer is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sidmouth Beach (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Monmouth Beach (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lyme Regis Beach (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Escot Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Golden Cap (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Beer

Fly into Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.1 mi (22.7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to and around Beer holiday cottages

Travellers who plan to fly into Beer can arrive at the smaller airport in Exeter, but the largest major airport is north in Bristol. From Exeter, you can find a bus or coach to take you directly to Beer. The train takes you to Axminster station, and from there you can take a short bus or taxi ride to complete your journey to Beer. If you would like a lovely tour of Beer, there is a quaint, double-decker trolley service. While in Beer, public transport is rather limited. You may want to engage a car hire, as parking is available near Beer’s village limits. Bus service is available to visit the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Food & drink 

Taste delicacies of Beer near villa rentals

Unfortunately, Beer is not named after the delicious beverage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a fantastic brew in town. You can also find some of the best fish and chips in all of England, as the fish is fresh and potatoes are a staple of Devon. Its coastal location makes Beer a fantastic place to try a fresh catch of mackerel, either pan-fried or beer-battered. You have to try one of Devon’s famous pasties, with its classic shortcrust pastry and meat filling. Of course, many enjoy a pasty filled with delicious veggies rather than meat. You also won’t want to miss a Devonshire cream tea, brimming with clotted cream and taken with jam and scones.

Essential info

Key facts for your holiday rental stay in Beer

Before you book your holiday home in Beer, you’ll want to know important information to most enjoy your holiday cottages. Beer is a small village with a population under 2,000 people, and it’s great for relaxation or outdoor adventures without metropolitan frills. A visit to Beer likely includes many outdoor destinations, and during the summer months you will experience temperatures that average around 16°C. Thankfully, summer has the lowest average rainfall. In the event of any sort of medical situation, Seton Hospital is right next door to Beer, and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is a large medical centre about an hour’s drive west. The local dialling code is 01297. Beer is considered a safe village and accommodates national and international visitors well.

How many holiday rentals are available around Beer?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 751 holiday lettings around Beer. From 286 cottages to 286 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Beer?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Beer. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sidmouth Beach: 1,494 holiday lettings
  • Monmouth Beach: 1,399 holiday lettings
  • Lyme Regis Beach: 1,406 holiday lettings
  • The Donkey Sanctuary: 1,527 holiday lettings
  • Lyme Regis Museum: 1,408 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Beer listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Beer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 286 Cottages in Beer. Our other popular types of Beer holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 286 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 130 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 286 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Beer?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 49 holiday homes with pool available in Beer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.