The sun might seem like it’s coming and going, but the seaside is always a beautiful place to be.
There’s so many towns to visit in the UK, it can be hard to choose just one. So, why not base your decision on where has the ‘best’ food?
Specifically, the best crab sandwiches – because you can’t beat fresh fish by the sea.
Beer in Devon is a picture-perfect spot situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.
Conveniently close to Seaton, Beer has its own ‘quiet’ beach rated 4.6 stars on Google Reviews.
The fishing village is just three hours from London and is definitely worth the trip to enjoy the last moments of summer.
Beer is labelled as a ‘hidden gem’ that is an ‘ideal destination for a family holiday’.
Now, what we’re really here for, is where you can get your hands on the ‘best crab sandwiches’.
Located at the beach itself, Ducky’s is a crowd-pleasing café rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor.
One reviewer praised the fame dish, saying: ‘The crab sandwiches are the best I’ve ever had!’
Others say the food is ‘always good’ and ‘excellent’- you don’t just have to get the crab sandwiches of course. They serve up a range of seaside café favourites, from a full English to scones and clotted cream.
Plus, eating with seaside views is a real treat for any Londoner. One review said when their friends saw the pictures from Ducky’s, ‘they thought we were on the Mediterranean’.
Looking out onto the working beach, you can see colourful boats coming in and out from the sea.
A delightful shingle beach, Beer Beach is perfect for families and is surrounded by magnificent limestone cliffs.
A natural suntrap, you can relax and enjoy looking out to sea.
Just above the beach, it’s worth making a visit to Jubilee Gardens. Created to honour Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, they offer gorgeous views. Plus there’s a children’s playground just adjacent to them.
Beer is part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and sits on the South West Coast Path. So it’s certainly worth going on some walks on the coastal trails to take in those stunning sights.
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How to get there
You can get to the pretty village by driving along the M3 out of London, before driving along the M27, A31 and A37 through Devon in around three hours.
Or, take the train from Clapham Junction to Axminster and buses through to Beer in just over four hours.
As the somewhat disappointing summer season fades away, get yourself a taste of those fresh seafood sarnies at the seaside.
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