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<p>{1} Beer to Branscombe, Devon</p>
<p>This amble along the Jurassic Coast is perfect for dog-walkers. The South West Coast Path is canine-friendly and Branscombe and East Beach in Beer allow dogs on the sands. The Anchor Inn and the Mason's Arms, at the star and end of the route, are also recommended by DoggiePubs.org.uk.</p>
<p>5.3 miles, southwestcoastpath.com</p>

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