Beer is a picturesque fishing village that falls within the Jurassic coast heritage site, in east Devon . It is also part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It is famous for fishing and lace making and was noted, in former days, for smuggling. It was the birthplace of the notorious smugger Jack Rattenbury, sometimes called the Rob Roy of England. A lot of lace for the wedding dress of Queen Victoria was produced here in 1839. The village has a delightful beach cloaked by green topped cliffs, where you can take stunning walks where the sparkling blue sea meets sky. The village consists of interesting shops and galleries.
Beer Quarry Caves: The quarries are now open for guided visits, showing the different methods of quarrying used over the centuries.
Pecorama Pleasure Gardens and Trains: A museum of model railways, Pecorama's prize feature is the Beer Heights Light Railway, a miniature railway that runs through the building's gardens and various other exhibits related to trains.
Donkey Sanctuary: a donkey charity where you can meet with more than 200 adorable and cute donkeys
Seaton Tramway: take the tramway travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.
Hiking: Beer is the perfect antidote to stress. Walk the glorious South West Coast Path at Beer for sea breezes and far reaching views. You can also hire a motorboat for one of the best views from the sea of this stretch of Jurassic coast.
Fishing: Beer's long fishing heritage is still very much alive today, with a colourful population of fishing boats, fresh fish and Beer crab for sale, and mackerel fishing trips. Deep sea fishing trips can be arranged from Beer beach.