Guide East Devon Beaches

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5. Beer beach

A small smugglers cove with a shingle beach nestled beneath Beer head.

What’s on offer?

  • A small shingle beach
  • Two refreshment kiosks
  • Deck chair hire
  • Beer Discovery Centre
  • Boat trips and boat hire


Public Services

  • Parking at the beach itself is limited but there is a large public carpark in the village with an easy walk
  • Toilets are located above the beach
  • Beach huts



  • Dogs are allowed on the  eastern  half of beer beach all year
  • Dogs are banned from the western half from May 1 to September 30
  • More information is available on our dog information page


Be aware of

  • The beach is not lifeguarded
  • Cliff falls please stay away from the bottom of the cliffs for your safety
  • Powered craft are limited to 8 knots between the yellow buoys and the shoreline for bather safety, however this is not a dedicated safe swim area
  • You're not allowed to light an open fire on the beach.