Tourist Information in Exeter and East Devon
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Beer Town Information

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Beer Photo © Pam Goodey
Beer - Photo: Pam Goodey CCL

  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 the Romans.

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.

Chalk cliffs Beer Photo © Val Vannet
Chalk cliffs Beer - Photo: Val Vannet CCL