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Coast Path Dash to Beer

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Coast Path Walk to Beer

Seaton Hole is the most westerly accessible point of Seaton Bay and is more charming than the name suggests! The Coast Path Walk to Beer is a lovely short walk to try out at any time of year.

Now this might seen strange but I’m starting with a diversion off this coast path walk route because you need to know about it!  At  Seaton Hole there’s a path with steps down to the sea.   The small ” beach” is mainly rocks and pebbles,  great for kids rock-pooling or looking for seaside treasure and a fun spot even if you don’t head to Beer.  When the tide is out you can walk along the pebble beach to Seaton.  If you choose to go to the beach here,  be warned it is definitely not a pushchair friendly option!

 

I remember taking the kids to Seaton Hole once when they were toddlers,  they got so wet splashing and having fun I had to sit them in their car seats to go home wearing only their pants as – of course I wasn’t organised enough to have spare clothes and towels !

Coast Path Walk to Beer Seaton Hole

From the cafe at the top there are picnic benches and view out to sea, a great place just to relax even without the walking.  The cafe and toilet opening times are unclear, summer only I believe. This walk is not suitable for push chairs if you want to go all the way into Beer, as there are steps at the end.

Follow This Easy Route

But I’m getting distracted as this little walk is actually just meant to be Seaton Hole to Beer, about 1.5 miles (if you want to extend it further see my ideas below).

Coast path walk to Beer sign post

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SETTING OFF 

The start and end of this walk are steep, just take your time, there’s no need to rush!
Follow the coast path signs to Beer – set off up a tarmac track, it gets steep up Beer Hill,  for about 200 metres and then turn sharp left onto a footpath.

2

UP THE HILL

Then just follow your nose up the hill and stop at the convenient bench for a rest and photo opportunity, a great view across the bay with the pretty coloured beach huts along Seaton’s promenade sat neatly under the red cliffs.

Coast path walk to Beer path
Coast path walk to Beer seaview

3

TAKE A LITTLE REST!

Now you’ve stopped puffing and taken some pics we’re off again!

On your way and the path soon gives you glimpses of the sea to your left and after 1/2 mile you start to see the gorgeous picturesque Beer beach, fishing boats, beach huts and imposing cliffs as you peek the through the trees.

4

THE FINAL PART

Well before you know it you reach the top of the village and memorial gardens, more photo opportunities! Officially the path is steps down through the gardens into Beer, or the big kids amongst you can race through the trees and down a steep grassy bank for an alternative option.

There is a small children’s play park at the bottom of the hill.

Coast path walk to Beer beach view

Extending this Walk

If you want to extend this walk then, I suggest finding somewhere to park in Seaton (various pay and display car parks) or even park right over at the Axmouth end of the town along the Axe Estuary and walk right along Seaton Promenade, this adds about 2 miles to the walk. The other popular coast path option is to walk on to Branscombe where there is another summer seaside cafe called the Sea Shanty..

Everybody Loves Beer

This quaint East Devon fishing village has a great history. Lace making, fishing, stone quarried for Exeter Cathedral and of course smuggling (Beer Caves are very interesting). The one Main Street has a lovely selection of little shops, cafes and pubs so there are no shortage of places to stop and rest or buy a souvenir. Down on the beach in the summer there is a great cafe for a light lunch and a drink.

There are endless photo opportunities from boats and crab pots to cliffs and ice cream eating snaps.

If you enjoy cooking fresh fish then the fish shop on the slipway down to the beach is a great place to choose the seasonal catch of the day and support the local fishermen.

What I love about Beer is that you can spend all day chilling out on the beach or sat outside a pub in the summer, or make it a quick bracing walk in the winter before heading home to cook a roast dinner and feeling smug that you’ve been outside and not spent all day in your PJs!

Directions

For parking at Seaton Hole drive from Seaton in the direction of Beer. The road heads out of the town and then down a hill with woods on either side. As the road starts to bear left, there is a left hand turning signed to Seaton Hole. Drive slowly or you’ll miss it. Take the tuning and follow this road and when you spot the cafe find somewhere to park on the side road. Due to a road collapse it’s now a dead end road (it did go back into Seaton) so it’s quiet access only road.
Post code for Sat nav is EX12 2PX.

More Walks

If you are looking for other similar walks then take a look at the others listed in Coast Path walks section on this website or extend this walk to Branscombe by following this route

 

Coast Path Walk to Beer view to Seaton

A short walk to Beer from Seaton Hole

I hope you enjoy this walk!

GEOCACHING

Geocaching.  I’m beginning to think I need to revise my views on geocaching – the ones to find along here have encouraging names like Hidden Gems,  Have a Beer on Me and Life’s a Beach. Good luck finding them!

FLIP FLOPS OR WELLIES

This is a well maintained path and despite the steep climb to start I think you could get away with Flip Flops on this walk. Let me know!

A Dash to Beer

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About The Author

mm

Whether you are on holiday, recently moved to the region or like me live here and realise that there are great places a just few miles away that seem to have passed you by, then I hope you enjoy reading this.

3 Comments

  1. Sophie

    Lovely piece, inspired to give this walk a go, thanks Claire, great to have an easy walk to encourage people and an extension for those more seasoned walkers. Great idea!

    Reply
  2. Heather

    Hi Claire, I saw your walk on the Lyme Bay Ladies FB group page. I’ve linked to this walk on our local community website as I think it would be useful for our many visitors and locals to try. Hope it is OK to use one of your images on our post. Thank you

    Reply
    • mm

      That’s great thank you, I’m just so pleased people are liking it.

      Reply

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Clare Flipflops or WelliesHi! I am Clare and I live in glorious East Devon with my family. I love finding new places to explore in the West Country as well as further afield. I hope you enjoy reading and taking inspiration from my blog.

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