They call it Devon's best kept secret but it's no secret that Beer is a delightful fishing village with its own secluded pebble beach. The imposing and striking cliffs provide the necessary protection and this is part of the World Heritage Coastline designated as such by the United Nations. It is actually England's only natural World Heritage site on account of the importance of the geology.
The village of beer is small and has resisted the advances of modernisation and retained its character. It has a beautiful church and some fine buildings. Fishing still takes place here and Beer is famous for its crab. When we visited we took one of the small boats out and landed ourselves some fresh mackerel.
Beer, like many other well known coves along this coast have also a history of smuggling. Jack Rattenbury, a notorious South West smuggler was a native of Beer!