This is a fairly demanding 3 mile coastal walk at Beer, with amazing views of the beautiful Jurassic Coast. Dogs will need to be kept on leads. Just over an hour’s drive from Bowerland – driving directions.
- Park up at the Cliff Top car park and make sure you face the sea.
- Turn right, sign-posted Coast Path Branscombe Mouth.
- Make sure you take time out to enjoy the view to Beer beach, where you will see some fishing boats on the shingle.
- Look out for the beach huts nestled under the cliff. Across the bay are the red sandstone cliffs of Seaton.
- Follow the Coast Path to Beer Head, before turning west.
- When the Coast Path divides, turn left through a kissing gate signed Coast Path Branscombe Mouth.
- Follow this path steeply downhill via steps and then along below the cliffs for 1 mile. Keep to the path and be careful where you walk.
- When you reach a caravan park, continue ahead on a track to Branscombe Mouth as far as the entrance gate.
- Turn sharp right, along the Public Footpath to Hooken Cliffs, Beer. It’s a steep climb, with some steps to help you.
- The view westwards along the Jurassic Coast from the bench at the top is magnificent. The path is nearly level from here along the top of the cliffs.
- Just beyond the old Coastguard lookout – which resembles a tower, bear left to the Public Bridleway.
- Join the chalk track from the tower.
- Cross the cattle grid and continue to a tarmac lane.
- Follow it downhill back to the car park from where you started.