Britain’s ‘most beautiful’ seaside village also has a ‘secluded’ beach with no crowds | Travel News | Travel

As summer approaches many people will be planning their next seaside holiday, but you can easily visit somewhere extraordinary in Britain while also avoiding the crowds.

Beer Village is located in Devon, England and is not only known for its unique name but has recently been described as the “most beautiful seaside village” by the Telegraph due to its extraordinary beach with its “pleasingly old-fashioned” atmosphere. 

This picturesque coastal village is surrounded by rolling hills, lush green countryside and its beach is nested by towering rugged cliffs, making it obvious why it has been marked an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,

The village itself is lined with whitewashed stone cottages with windings brick paths and colourful flowers lining the street, meaning you can have both a fun seaside holiday surrounded by natural beauty and an idyllic countryside trip in a traditional English village. 

Beer is a fantastic choice for anyone wanting a quiet staycation in the sun as the village has a population of only 1,300 residents but has plenty to do and many visitors have described this beautiful place as a hidden gem that many people do not know about. 

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Once you get to the Beer Village the most important part of the trip is visiting its incredible beach which you can access from a pathway on the village’s main street. 

You can set up a beach towel or deck chair and take in the wonderful sights, as not only do the surrounding cliffs make Beer beautiful but is also a traditional fishing village and you will likely see colourful fishing boats off the coast. 

If the time of year is right, you can buy local seafood and shellfish from stalls at the back of the beach or even try the freshest fish and chips you will likely ever find at a nearby cafe. 

You can even go fishing yourself by booking a boat as mackerel fishing is an incredibly popular local activity in Beer, or you can take a tour to explore more of the wondrous sights the Jurassic Coast has to offer. 

After spending a relaxing day at the seaside it is worth visiting the Pacorma, which is home to the Beer Heights Light Railway, a steam train which offers scenic rides through the surrounding countryside. 

Not only that, Pacorma is known for its landscaped gardens filled with colourful flowers no matter the season, a model railway exhibition, a model railway shop, a cafe and a children’s play area making it a fun place to visit for all ages. 

Beer Village is also a fantastic place to visit for nature lovers as it sits on the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site which is renowned for its geological significance as its cliffs, rocks and fossils showcase over 185 million years of history. 

The village is part of the South West Coast Path where there are varying walks where visitors can take in the coast’s extraordinary sights as they walk along the English Channel, and anyone wishing to find out more about local geology should visit the local Foundation Centre. 

Other natural wonders near the village are the Beer Quarry Caves, manmade caves which were first quarried in Roman times where stone from the quarry went on to build many famous buildings such as the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.

Anyone who loves history should also visit the Berry Heritage Centre, a museum located at the heart of the village with many interesting exhibitions, including a display on the town’s smuggling history in the 18th century which was popular throughout the Devon coat at the time. 

There are also many independent shops, art galleries, traditional English pubs, cafes, tea rooms, a wine bar, two historic churches, local festivals and much more to explore in this extraordinary little place so you would never be bored if you decided to visit Beer Village. 

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