Sidmouth and Beer

Beer, yes that’s a place on the Jurassic Coast in Devon!

We leave the campsite about 11am and stop at a supermarket near Exeter to fill our fridge again.

Our next stop is Sidmouth. We manage to find a great car park not far from the beach, which has spots for motorhomes. It’s more unusual than you would think!

We enjoy a walk along the beach which is basically large pebbles so very difficult to walk on and couldn’t quite believe people were swimming in the sea. Brrrh!

After a wander around the parish church and a rather lovely art gallery we treat ourselves to a portion of fish and chips which we share followed by ice-cream, rum and raisin for T and I had yummy salted caramel. The sun came out too.

The journey to Beer was mega stressful as we had a stand off with an awkward bus driver who deliberately made us back up in a really tight road. This was then followed by me having to walk up a huge hill to check the van would fit after seeing a sign about no entry to vehicles more than 6ft width and we are 7ft+ wide. Luckily it wasn’t a problem as it was the only way to the campsite!

We enjoyed tea and cake in the sunshine with a fantastic view of the coast followed by a cold beer. Crispy duck and pancakes for dinner and then a walk down the hill to test the pubs. The Barrel O’Beer was the clear winner. Sadly we had to drag ourselves back up that bloody hill back to the van and watch football before bed. Even I enjoyed Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a goal on his England debut.

2 thoughts on “Sidmouth and Beer

  1. We went to Beer beach when we did south Devon a couple of years ago. We found all the beaches were mainly pebbles. There was a lovely cafe at Branscombe beach I think it’s called and a nice walk down to it from the NT old forge if I remember rightly. Your journey sounds like it was tough. It’s not easy driving round with big, long vehicle and we can’t back up our van straight so we would have been really stuck 😱🤣

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