Countryfile magazine October 2017 edition
Beer’s ‘stunning sheer cliffs’ and ‘colourful fishing boats’ have landed it a spot as one of Britain’s prettiest fishing villages
It called Beer an ‘ideal place’ to enjoy the Jurassic Coast’s natural beauty and rich geology, as well as somewhere to watch fisherman bring in their hauls.
We are pleased to hear that Beer had made it to the top 10 list of places to visit. Our guests come back and visit us year after year and they will all agree what a wonderful village Beer is.
Our beach is a sun trap haven next to the white cliffs and within a 5 minute walk from our park.
If you look at the white cliffs, you can see dark lines of flint, a much sought-after building material that features in the pretty fishermen’s cottages throughout the village. However, the cliffs mainly consist of Cretaceous limestone, which is creamy white and easy to carve, and so it has also been mined extensively since Roman times.
But perhaps the most important rock formation here is the beach itself – an ever-moving, sheltered pebbly cove with a soothing ‘clack-clacking’ of pebbles on the tide. There is little chance of making sandcastles here, so leave the spade at home, but do bring your bucket and a net to explore the rock pools that are exposed when the tide is out.