If you plan to get out and about on your East Devon holiday there is plenty to see and do. If you like to walk, the South West Coast Path is spectacular and is well serviced by local buses. Beer is part of the East Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty so in addition to the breathtaking cliffs and coastal walks there are intimate wooded coves, vast areas of heathland and fertile river banks….the choice of routes is endless.
Just over the hill from Beer is the picture perfect village of Branscombe. With its two ancient pubs it is the perfect destination after a clifftop walk.
Sidmouth is a charming regency town just 15 minutes away. Nestling beneath majestic red cliffs it has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, interesting shops and a lovely beach.
Honiton is a perfect place to explore if you like antique shops while the estuary town of Topsham has lovely shops and great restaurants. The cathedral city of Exeter and the maritime city of Plymouth are both less than an hour away.
If you like gardens then a visit to Forde Abbey is a must. Killerton House and Bicton Gardens are also close by together with a lot of local gardens exhibiting in the National Garden Scheme.
So we think Beer is the ideal place where you can be as active or as idle as the mood takes you!
Beer is part of the East Devon and West Dorset “Jurassic Coast” World Heritage Site. The 95 mile stretch of coastline depicts a geological “walk through time” with rocks recording 185 million years of the earth`s history and some of it s most scenic spots can be found in the Beer area. For coastal walks and fossil hunting it is unbeatable.
Dartmoor National Park is an easy day trip away. With wild and wonderful scenery, 730 kms of public right of way, picturesque Devon villages and abundant wildlife it is an unmissable day out.
With breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, Lyme Regis is a must visit place. Its historic cobb and harbour are iconic places while the winding streets are full of interest and surprises.