Pictures of Beer
Interestingly, lace making was once an industry of this picturesque little fishing village, and lace worth around £1,000 was supplied by Beer in 1839 for Queen Victoria's wedding gown. Beautiful hand made lace can still be seen in Beer but not in great quantities.
There is a shingle beach here and the main street, accompanied by a sparkling little stream, leads down to it. There is no harbour here but Beer remains very much a fishing village and little boats go out to sea for crab and lobster. In the summertime the beach is crowded with holiday makers, all seeking the pleasures of sea and sun. Motor boats can be hired and an enjoyable time can be had off shore from where you can get magnificent views of the coastline and the cliffs that tower above the beach.
A son of this delightful village was the infamous smuggler, Jack Rattenbury. Smuggling continued here until the mid-19th-century. Jack Rattenbury published his Memoirs of a Smuggler, after escaping the excisemen for 50 years and taking a career turn to become a Fisherman in 1837. This and many other stirring tales are swapped nightly in the inns and pubs around this lovely old village.
Take a picture tour of Beer or book Beer accommodation
Other nearby recommended towns & villages..
a Seaside Town in the county of Devon(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction E of Beer)
The town is mostly Victorian and Edwardian in character, you only have to cast your eyes above today's modern shop fronts to see handsome overhanging bay windows which belong firmly to another era...
a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon(2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE of Beer)
This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port...
a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction E of Beer)
Almost the first thing you notice about this pleasant seaside resort, is the spaciousness of the town. The second, and nothing can prepare you for this, is the sheer scale of Lyme Bay with its splendid views towards the rugged sandstone cliffs west of Eype Mouth...
a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction NE of Beer)
Famous for its carpets often likened to Turkish, Axminster was one of the first West Saxon settlements formed along the River Axe in Devon...
a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction E of Beer)
This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....All towns in DevonComplete A to Z of towns in England
Nearby attractions.. (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Pecorama offers a real treat for everyone visiting Beer, a pretty coastal resort which was once the haunt of Smugglers.
This..... (3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction NW)
.. (6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction N)
17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house, constructed approx 1653... (7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction E)
Where better to see and learn about the creatures of the deep than in an aquarium suite set tantalizingly beside the sea. Well,..... (11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction SW)
.. (12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction NE)
.. (14.2 miles, 22.9 km, direction W)
This fascinating 16 sided house is a relic from 1796. It was built for two spinster cousins Jane and Mary Parminter and was to.....All attractions in BeerAll attractions in DevonComplete A to Z of attractions in England