Beer Head

What will I see ?

Remains of prehistoric field boundaries and a romano-british farmstead. The site of a Napoleonic gun battery and remains of R.A.F Beer Head, a Second World War radar station, all on a prominent chalk headland offering superb coastal views westwards to Sidmouth and beyond and eastwards as far as Portland Bill, on a clear day.

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 How do I get there ?

There is a car park at Beer Head, just follow the signs from Beer village centre. Alternatively, Beer is served by the X53, 52A and the 899 bus services and then follow the coast path signs out onto the cliff top fields.

Where can I find out more?

More information about Beer Head as a defensive site through the ages (5mb)

Early settlement on Beer Head (4mb)

For a guide to the archaeology found on Beer Head download our Beer Head Time Trail leaflet

An Archaeological Report about Beer Head prepared as part of the Unlocking Coastal Heritage project (6mb)

For more information about R.A.F radar stations visit the Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum

For a guide to a walk along the coast from Beer to Branscombevisit the South West Coast Path.

Return to the Archaeology Trail




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East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

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In England and Wales, our finest landscapes have been conserved through designation as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB

The East Devon AONB was designated in 1963 and is one of 46 AONBs across the UK. A National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty exists to provide general information about AONBs

The South West Protected Landscapes Forum also exists to provide information and a regional voice for the 14 Protected Landscapes that together make up 38% of the South West of England.

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