Beer Youth Hostel9.1
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There’s a town called Alice and a youth hostel named Beer, which gets it points in the camping ‘stakes’ right away. And that’s even before you know that the hostel is set in a Victorian building in a hidden wooded valley – with the camping available on the old lord of the manor’s croquet lawn. I say!
You’ll not be surprised that a campsite on the edge of the village of Beer is laden with plenty of, well, beer, with the four-star facilities here including a restaurant pouring local ales, beer and wine as well as dishing up hearty home-cooked meals. You can even sample some local art while you’re sampling the foodie fare with the resident exhibition. And, if you’re rushing out of a morning to take advantage of all the local area has to offer, the friendly staff here can sort you out with breakfast and a packed lunch to keep you going – as well as give you all the info you need for a topping day out.
Travellers on two wheels are well catered for too, with the National Cycle Network Route 2 going right past the campsite, and a bike shed on site with basic tools and bits and bobs to keep you rolling. There’s plenty of mountain biking nearby, along with canoeing, kayaking, horse-riding, sailing, fishing and of course ambling or cycling through the scenic countryside and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all around.
Beer is right in the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site so you can set out for the day for a spot of fossil-hunting, rock-pooling and exploring, or to take a fishing trip or hire a boat only 15 minutes’ walk from the site. The South Downs Way is also nearby for some of the country’s best scenic walking.
Even closer are the must-see Beer Quarry Caves and the Pecorama Pleasure Gardens with its miniature railway, both just a few minutes’ away. And if you want to combine a leisurely amble with some celeb-spotting, stroll eight miles to Axminster to the River Cottage where you could spot Chef Hugh or some of the other telly chefs, or take a class at the Cookery School.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
East Devon, Devon
East Devon, Devon
East Devon, Devon
|Sidmouth Jacobs Ladder
East Devon, Devon
|Lyme Regis Front Beach
West Dorset, Dorset
- Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (6.3 miles)
- Crealy Great Adventure Park (13.7 miles)
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (15.9 miles)
- Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (1.7 miles)
- Shute Barton (5.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Seaton - Beer - Pratt's Hill - Holyford - Seaton (1.3 miles)
- Branscombe – Street and the Coastal Path (1.4 miles)
- Colyton - River Coly - Parehayne Hill (3.1 miles)
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100% would recommend this site to a friend.
87% would stay here again.
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Excellent 15 Jul 2013
Christopher_L (Solo traveller-male, 1 review) Confirmed
Great place to stay. 12 Aug 2012
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No dogs allowed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Leave the car at home
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 1.4mi
Sidmouth: Triangle Bus Stop — 6.3mi
Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 14.0mi
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 6.9mi
Honiton Rail Station — 7.6mi
Feniton Rail Station — 10.0mi
- Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 15.3mi
Starcross Ferry Landing — 15.9mi
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 16.0mi
Exeter International Airport — 14.0mi
From A3052. At Hangman's Cross turn to Beer onto B3174. At the end turn left towards Branscombe, then follow the sign.
We are located up a pretty steep drive with a hairpin bend half way up. Don't lose faith - if a fire engine can do it then so can you!
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||5 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
Individual bookings: no penalties.
Group bookings: All cancellation charges are calculated from the day written notification is received by YHA. These charges are based on how many days before the date of the first night of your stay we receive your cancellation notice. These charges are based on the total cost of your stay.
No. of days / amount you must pay
More than 56 days: full refund of balance of payment
55 – 42 days: 30% of the total cost of your stay
41 – 28 days: 60% of the total cost of your stay
27 – 15 days: 90% of the total cost of your stay
14 days or less: The total cost of your stay
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
Individual bookings: payment on arrival. Group bookings: payment is due 56 days before arrival or as soon as possible if the booking is made within this period. Please contact the campsite.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash