Beer is one of East Devon’s most scenic villages. The harbour is a natural cove, a suntrap sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds by the tall white cliffs. As a historic fishing village, Beer is famous for its lobster, crab and fish which is sold on the beach and at the many excellent restaurants and pubs. From the Jubilee Gardens, set high on the cliffs, stunning views can be enjoyed across the bay and the sheltered pebble beach is an idyllic location from which to watch the local fishermen landing their catch or the sailing club’s flotilla of colourful yachts. Beer is a tranquil, unspoilt and extremely friendly village, remains totally un-commercialised to this day and full of charm and character. Browse our accommodation in Beer Devon today to find your perfect places to stay in Beer Devon.
You can take to the water yourself for an angling trip or a sightseeing tour of the amazing Jurassic coastline, designated a World Heritage Site, or even hire a boat for your own pleasure. A pretty stream runs alongside the main street through the town with its many fascinating shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Plenty of amusement can be had browsing the antiquities and artists’ work on display and quaint Beer cottages. Not to mention Beer Regatta week, running from 13th– 19th August 2022.
Branscombe is the ideal place for a coastal holiday, come to Branscombe, with that ‘away from it all’ feeling, yet only 6 miles from the resort of Sidmouth. The perfect base to explore East Devon and return to your cosy holiday home to re-charge the batteries. It is a truly picturesque setting, the wooded valley nestling behind high cliffs with slate roofed and thatched colour-washed cottages lining its single road as it winds its way past the ancient church, the Post Office, Old Smithy and the thatched Inn, to the sea at Branscombe Mouth. Branscombe is believed to be the longest village in the country. We have a selection of Branscombe cottages and Branscombe chalets to choose from so you can live like a local in this pretty Devon village.
The beach at Branscombe has plenty of parking, a thatched, licensed restaurant and shop. Those keen on fishing can take a trip out on a boat to catch mackerel. Walkers can enjoy the surrounding countryside or the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to the west and Beer to the East. In the summer it is a hub for kayakers, Paddle boarding and swimming. Branscombe has a number of historic but still working buildings, including the old bakery where, once inside you are surrounded by open fires, baking tins and the storage jars of days gone by. There is also a compact, working forge, the only thatched one of its types in England. Two beautiful pubs serve a range of local ales and meals, the Masons Arms and The Fountain Head who often have live music and BBQs throughout summer. Uncommercialised to this day, come and discover for yourself and stay in one of our holiday cottages Branscombe.
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