Coastal Path at Beer, Lyme Bay, Devon

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This is a fairly demanding coastal walk of some 3 miles with amazing views of the Jurassic Coast. Dogs need to be kept on leads.

  1. Park up at the Cliff Top car park and make sure you face the sea. Turn right, sign-posted Coast Path Branscombe Mouth.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, but be careful where you walk. Keep to the path.
  4. When you reaching a caravan park, continue ahead on a track to Branscombe Mouth as far as the entrance gate.
  5. Turn sharp right, along the Public Footpath Hooken Cliffs Beer. Its 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.
  6. Just beyond the old Coastguard lookout – which resembles a tower, bear left to the Public Bridleway. Join the chalk track from the tower.
  7. Cross the cattle grid and continue to a tarmac lane. Follow it downhill back to the car park from where you started.

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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