Beer coastal walk

Coastal Path at Beer

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.

  1. Park up at the Cliff Top car park and make sure you face the sea.
  2. Turn right, sign-posted Coast Path Branscombe Mouth.
  3. Make sure you take time out to enjoy the view to Beer beach, where you will see some fishing boats on the shingle.
  4. Look out for the beach huts nestled under the cliff. Across the bay are the red sandstone cliffs of Seaton.
  5. Follow the Coast Path to Beer Head, before turning west.
  6. When the Coast Path divides, turn left through a kissing gate signed Coast Path Branscombe Mouth.
  7. 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.
  8. When you reach a caravan park, continue ahead on a track to Branscombe Mouth as far as the entrance gate.
  9. Turn sharp right, along the Public Footpath to Hooken Cliffs, Beer. It’s a steep climb, with some steps to help you.
  10. 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.
  11. Just beyond the old Coastguard lookout – which resembles a tower, bear left to the Public Bridleway.
  12. Join the chalk track from the tower.
  13. Cross the cattle grid and continue to a tarmac lane.
  14. Follow it downhill back to the car park from where you started.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful walk. Read more of our Wednesday Walks HERE. And see Devon Dog’s Calendar of Events HERE.

Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and try out our amazing Wednesday Walks for yourself.


Featured image by Jim Newton | CC BY-SA 2.0 | Wikimedia Commons