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Place Category: Beaches
Beer Beach in East Devon is a very pretty, curved, pebble beach and usually quite busy all year round. The picturesque village of Beer lies around the cove and is a great spot for browsing or enjoying a meal or afternoon tea.
It’s good for swimming but you’ll share the pebbles with lobster pots and fishing boats as well as sunbathers, walkers and kids crabbing! It’s a great spot to buy fresh fish straight from the fishermen though and take a pleasure cruise on one of the many operating from Beer itself. Pecorama close and well worth a visit as well as Seaton beach.
There’s good parking on the cliffs but it’s about a 5 mile walk which may be a bit steep for little ones and older ones. You can also park in the middle of the town and take the road to the beach on foot. It slopes and can be a bit steep for some.
Beer is a pretty seaside village built around a small cove on the south coast in East Devon.
The pebble beach is a natural sun-trap and is sheltered from sea breezes by the surrounding cliffs. Part of the beach is still used by local fishermen and deep sea fishing trips can also be arranged.
The beach is close to the centre of town and facilities include toilets, parking, shops, cafes.
Dogs are banned on this beach from May to September but you can walk them over the Winter months but on a lead.
Beer Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Thursday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->210% 4% 7 mph
5:12 am 9:08 pmLight rain overnight.Friday, May 26th
12->210% 19% 12 mph
5:11 am 9:10 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
12->2060% 62% 5 mph
5:10 am 9:11 pmLight rain overnight.Sunday, May 28th
10->209% 65% 2 mph
5:09 am 9:12 pmLight rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.Monday, May 29th
14->1964% 69% 7 mph
5:08 am 9:13 pmLight rain until afternoon.Tuesday, May 30th
14->1968% 95% 7 mph
5:07 am 9:14 pmClear throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
13->171% 16% 1 mph
5:07 am 9:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
12->164% 56% 5 mph
5:06 am 9:17 pm
Beer Beach Tide Times
Beer Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area