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Beer beach and cliffs
Fishing Boats - Beer Beach
Beer beach
Beer fishing scene

Beer beach

Beer beach is a popular sheltered cove just around the corner from Sidmouth. Backed by high (and geologically important!) limestone cliffs this south facing beach is a veritable suntrap.

The beach itself is shingle and towards high tide can shelve quite steeply into deep water. This makes it great for swimming, but means you need to keep an eye on children.

Beer is a working beach with brightly coloured fishing boats pulled up on the beach. The are crab pots, nets and winches are not just there to add a little charm; they are part of the small but active fishing fleet. If you'd like to do something a little more active than watch the catch being landed you can either take one of the mackerel fishing trips from the beach or even hire a small motor launch.

Along with a beach cafe and toilets there are plenty more facilities a few minutes away in the village itself.

Beer beach tide times

  • Thu 18th April

    High 2:11am (4.27m)
    Low 9:01am (2.34m)
    High 3:08pm (4.18m)
    Low 9:29pm (2.35m)
  • Fri 19th April

    High 3:30am (4.51m)
    Low 10:05am (1.96m)
    High 4:10pm (4.48m)
    Low 10:24pm (1.95m)
  • Sat 20th April

    High 4:25am (4.78m)
    Low 10:50am (1.60m)
    High 4:56pm (4.76m)
    Low 11:07pm (1.60m)
  • Sun 21st April

    High 5:09am (5.00m)
    Low 11:28am (1.32m)
    High 5:35pm (4.98m)
    Low 11:44pm (1.35m)