News & Events

Beer on East Devon's World Heritage Coast

Beer is a Winner

Try the link below - Beer was the overall winner of the Best Picnic Spots in Britain

Dear Members et al,
 We’re delighted to tell you that Beer Village Heritage was the runner-up, alongside the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, for the Acland Award 2017. 

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

Thanx also to all those others that helped install the -

climb-thru porthole - fence - new cover for inner porthole - the refurbishment of electric handle and the "Don't Push That Button" feature

Devon Bat Project

Display now on in the Bomb Shelter

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

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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 - donation

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

same hours as the shop

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

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Guided Walks & Talks

Beer Village Heritage will arrange events

(walks or talks) for schools and clubs

donations to Beer Village Heritage

Contact us at

Upcoming Events


Bat computer game coming soon to the bomb shelter

free activity

Salt Water Tanks

Now empty until next Easter 2019

free activity


Our very own Poet-in-residence

- Sarah Acton -

Her book of Poems inspired by the Jurassic Coast is now available

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

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

Other Walks, Websites & Events

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


Free download Beer Blow-in Questionaire

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!!!