With the school summer holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip to the British coast.
Which? Travel’s latest seaside town ranking crowned Bamburgh in Northumberland as the UK’s best seaside resort.
But, a pretty village in Devon landed just outside the top 10 and could be the ideal destination for any Britons looking to head south this summer.
Beer, a picture-postcard village, i n Lyme Bay is on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and has spectacular views.
Ranking in sixth place in England, Beer scored highly for its seafront, beaches, scenery and peace and quiet.
Beer’s pretty shingle beach is still home to working fishing boats and the cliffs provide a natural suntrap for tourists.
Although tourists might be tempted to indulge in a pint under the summer sun, Beer isn’t actually named after the beverage.
Its name is derived from the Old English word ‘bearu’ which means grove and reflects how the village used to be surrounded by trees.
A tourist ‘stevo1965’ wrote on Tripadvisor: “Spent the morning walking around this charming little village, stunning views as you walk down the hill towards the sea.”
‘Margaret C’ said: “Had a lovely few days here, it’s a pretty little place. Beer is such a lovely place, nice shops and beach.”
Visitors can also check out Beer Quarry Caves, a man-made limestone underground complex and one of the most important industrial sites of the British Isles.
Children will love Pecorama, a display of model railways set high up on the hillside overlooking Beer.
Beer’s beach is rarely crowded and there’s a seafood shack where tourists can purchase fresh fish.
The coastline is hilly so tourists will need to be prepared to tackle the steps to reach the beach.