Best Beer Walks

1 hour walks

Beer , meaning a clump of trees , with its charming little harbour owes a lot to its smuggling past.

  • Beer Stone was used to outline windows and doors of many churches and cathedrals.
  • The Romans used it for their villas and importrant buildings.
  • The sea removed fossils from the limestone, making it unique and ideal for carving fine details.
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Beer Village & Harbour
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Beer Quarry Caves
in Beer : Anchor , Dolphin
parkingPay & Display Main Car Park
parkingSATNAV Postcode: EX12 3EF

Walk 1   Quarry Caves & Pecorama (3.1 miles)


This walk uses public footpaths and quiet lanes and takes you past the famous Beer Quarry Caves dating back to the Romans.

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Where to Eat in Beer?
Smugglers Kitchen, Flipside

It continues inland then returns via Mare Lane, an ancient track.

You pass Pecorama - a family attraction and descend towards the sea and Beer harbour.

Beer Harbour
Beer Harbour
Beer Quarry

Walk 2   Branscombe (4.5 miles)


beer cliffs
Beer Cliffs

This is a must walk - it will involve some climbing but views of coastline are breathtaking.

Where to Eat ?
Branscombe Mouth
Masons Arms, Branscombe
Part of the South West Coast Path
Part of the South West Coast Path

The Walk

starting PointStart :Clapps Lane

A From the car park turn left into Clapps Lane.

B Just before Higher Meadows turn right onto a footpath. Diagonally cross a residential road onto another public footpath.

C Turn left into Mare Lane and continue past the school. The lane changes into a track then becomes a path.

D In woods take path left and descend somewhat steeply into the outskirts of Branscombe.

E Turn left towards the sea then take a footpath to the river. Continue to Branscombe Mouth   cafe.

F At entrance to car park take South West coast path right and continue back to Beer.

G Stunning views of coast line.

Toilets at Branscombe Mouth - a good halfway spot.

There is one steep climb.

Walk 2 to Branscombe

 Walks near Beer
This is a must walk if you are in this area - it will involve some climbing but views of coastline is breathtaking.
Two great walks from this popular holiday resort combining sea and countryside.
 Donkey Sanctuary
A short but invigorating family walk from the Donkey Sanctuary to the Jurassic Coast where in 2007 the Napoli ran aground.
4.5 miles
tracks bridle/ paths
altitude range
0 - 153 m
quality of track