News & Events

Beer on East Devon's World Heritage Coast

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Covid-19 Update

28th May 2021

Check individual websites before visiting for hours and conditions


Beer Fine Foundation Centre is currently closed

The Bomb Shelter is open.

Beer Quarry Caves are open

Pecorama is open

Seaton Jurassic is open

Seaton Tramway is open

Charmouth Centre is open

Lyme Regis Museum has limited opening hours

The Donkey Sanctuary is open

The museums at Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster, and Bridport are open

Fairlynch museum opens at the end of June

Sidmouth museum opens on 1stJune  

Seaton and Swanage Museums are closed

West Bay Discovery Centre is open

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, is open

Chesil Centre is open

Etches Collection is open

Kimmeridge Centre is open – check times

Lulworth and Durdle Door are open

Durlston Castle and park are open


Watch this space and our website for updates,

Brand New

Live Stream of Bats from Beer Quarry Caves

copy and paste this link into your address box

or click button below

The Waymarked Link Routes from

Beer & Branscombe to the East Devon Way

are both now complete

Beer starts on the Jubilee at Beer

and joins the East Devon Way just north of Colyton

Branscombe starts at the Sea Shanty, Branscombe Beach

and joins the East Devon Way at Farway

See it on YouTube - copy and paste this link

Beer_Link_2_East_ Devon_Way.pdf
Free download - Instructions for the Beer Link Route to the East Devon Way

Beer Village Heritage would like to create an historic document

It will be about YOUR experiences during the Covid-19 Times

Please e-mail to Norah preferably in a word document, but not crucial

anything you would like to be included in the final folder - writings or photos

This will be of great interest to others in the future

Thank-you and stay well all of you

Free download - Facilities - where is open and where is closed?

Bomb Shelter

Now Open - Same times as Jimmy Green's Shop hours

Heritage Centre is closed

Beer is a Winner

Beer was the overall winner of the Best Picnic Spots in Britain

Beer made it to the final on Channel 4's Village of the year

Current Projects include:
Covid-19 - Corona virus - "your experiences"
        Recording the information on the gravestones in the closed churchyard.  
        Setting up a display of Axe Vale pottery

       Supporting the creation of a series of links between the SW Coast Path and the East Devon Way

At the sea shore writing competition.doc
Free download - Amuse yourself on Beer Beach - Good Luck

See below a free download pdf file with a guide to some of the basic geology of the East Devon Coast.

It shows some of the features to look out for and some of the items one might find

when explorig our great beaches on the Jurassic Coast

Answers to the I-Spy are available as a separate down load below

Free download - Includes an I-Spy quiz at the end
Free download - Answers here to the I-Spy in the East Devon Coast Book

Here is one of our entries

Covid – 19 Reflections.

This lockdown has transported me back to my childhood.

My whole world contained within my house and garden.

Our only visitors, the tradesmen who deliver

Groceries orders put together by strangers.


Once again I can spend whole days outdoors

Grubbing amongst the weeds, evicting snails

Raking seedbeds and potting-on small plants

Mowing, hoeing, pruning, sowing.


In my childhood I was able to roam the woods

Where I found sanctuary in the lightning- split tree

Or on branches of the pollarded willow

Which made a perfect couch for reading.


Now my couch for reading is man-made -

A chair constructed from a redundant pallet.

My tree replaced by the flower-lined balcony

My view is of the restless sea below white cliffs


My thoughts keep returning to that child

Who played alone in the woods, created games

In the bluebells and listened for the badger’s snores.

Thank you, Covid -19, for those memories.

Also don't forget Ruth’s Blow-Ins project

this is a similar project to the Virus Project - see above

We would like a short story from any Blow-ins

"what prompted you to move to Beer?"

Details in also in the BAG newsletter

Contact Ruth  -

Free download Beer Blow-in Questionaire

Why not have a go at Norah's I-Spy?

I-Spy outside the centre.doc
Free download
I-Spy outside the centre - answers.doc
Free download
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Coming on Dimpsy in Beer

DIY Events

All year round - Free Download for the Jubillee Pebble Quiz Sheet for the Big Bug Hunt, Brass-rubbing sheets and the Cowerslea Way short loop walk leaflet from

 Beer Parish Council

free activity

Self-guided walks

around Beer and the Beer area

see links and free downloads on our Leaflets-walks-maps page

free activity

connections between

Geology & History?

Visit the Self-Shelter - free entry

Jubilee Gardens overlooking Beer Beach Fantastic display & story of Beer

free activity

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Rock pooling

During the season - spring tides (around full & new moons) - weather permitting


Watch for Banner outside the Heritage Centre

Equipment supplied

 Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear


Bomb Shelter

Come and see the bomb and read the story that goes with it

free entry

Behind Jimmy Green's Shop, Fore Street

Also available for pop-up displays or exhibitions of history, science & art

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Guided Walks & Talks


Salt Water Fish Tanks

Sorry - None in 2020

free activity

Beach Clean

DIY  10min beach clean - help yourself to a bag and borrow one of our picker-uppers by the entrance to the Centre - interesting what you find - doing the environment a favour - feel good factor

free activity

Also try a quick look at

Some events such as Rockpooling depend on weather and tides - Contact us at :

Other Walks - Loops & Long - Website Linx

If you would like to be notified of upcoming events then send an email requesting so, to - Your email address will then be added to the list

If you would like to be a member or friend then come to an event and pay £2.50 per person p.a. or £5 per family

Friends have access to, and use of, the secret friends page with copyright and other benefits

Other self-guided walks on our Maps & Walks page

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Note the volume of beach around Bob's Knob - New Year 2015

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If Dogs Run Free

Eastertime 1975

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Circa 1902

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Bob's Knob circa 1955?

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The Pier - King's Isle

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Dec 2018

N.B The size of the beach compared with today!!!


Post code for your Sat Nav EX12 3EE - Top of the slope down to the beach


A jingle written in 1920  by Kenneth Lindsay, at that time an undergraduate but who became a barrister , a K.C. and the Labour MP for Kilmarnock – sung to the tune of “Clementine”


          Down in Devon, down in Devon

          There’s a village oh so dear

          Sure it’s just a bit of heaven         

          And the angels call it Beer.


          Mr. David, the schoolmaster

          Is a Jack of every trade

          Always shiny like the briny

          Sticks to jobs like marmalade


          The fishermen will kindly

          Take you anywhere for a bob,

          Except old (blank blank), their Charlie Chaplin

          Who charges eighteen pence without a sob.

The present version was written in the late 1970s by Mike Green & Gayle Chapple

Coming up for a centenary!!!


(Beer’s Anthem)


Sung to the tune of “Oh! My Darling Clementine”


Down in Devon, down in Devon,

There’s a village by the sea.

It’s a little piece of heaven

And the angels call it Beer


They call us Spaniards, they call us Dutchmen,

But we’re English evermore.

And we live here in God’s Country,

And we love our Devon shore


(Chorus - Down in Devon…)

I’ve been thinking, while I’ve been drinking,

‘Bout our haven by the sea.

In the whole of Devon county

Nowhere else I’d rather be … than …


(Chorus - Down in Devon…)


Written for one of the early Panto People pantomime productions