Situated on the so-called
Jurassic Coast of southeast Devon, this old
fishing village with a natural harbour and
shingle beach has a history that dates back to
For a long time it was a haven for smugglers who hid their booty in caves on Beer Head, the most westerly of the English Channel’s chalk cliffs.
The caves were later mined
for stone and can be visited.
The stone was cut by hand into huge blocks and used in ecclesiastical buildings such as Westminster Abbey.
Nearby, the popular attraction ‘Pecorama’ offers model railways and trips on a miniature steam railway.