Beer, Devon

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Template:GBdot The town of Beer is in southeast Devon, England, UK. The name is not derived from the drink but from an old word for woodland, due to the original forestation that surrounded the town. Close to Exeter, it is a picturesque coastal village that built up around a smuggler's cove and caves which were once used to store contraband goods. These are now part of the attraction of the town.

Historically, the main sources of income for the town included fishing, smuggling, and lace production. Today, the sources are mainly tourism and fishing. Beer is also the home of the Pecorama model railway exhibition centre.

The geology of the coastline allowed the seafarers of Beer to operate in weather conditions when other towns could not. It has pebble beaches.

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