Just on the border of South Devon, Beer is a unique seaside town, sleepy and picturesque.
With the main road leading down to the beach, you immediately see a broad flat sheltered bay. The shingle is littered with fishing boats and the fleet can launch straight from the beach here which has contributed greatly to the success of the fishing industry. The town has thrived on fish and stone from the local quarry.
A streak of pretty cottages climb up the steep sides of the town and look down onto the robust stocky church and a handful of shops.
There is stream running down the High Street and remnants of an old water butt and town tap which no doubt served the original Beer residents well. Today’s visitors can enjoy the walk south west to Branscombe along the beach.