Budleigh Salterton

Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NG

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Budleigh Salterton is set in a cosy, warm town at the start of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It remains to this day as one of Devon’s un-spoilt and charming towns for those who wish to enjoy a day in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while taking in the historic heritage.
Budleigh Salterton has been describes as a picturesque town with a two-mile pebble beach for the hardy swimmers braving the seas for a dip in the beautiful clear water. The streets are packed with a variety of independent shops, selling unique and inspiring wares.

We also have sumptuous, luxury ice-cream's, quality restaurants, cosy pubs and a nationally renowned fish and chips shop which helps make it the perfect place for a beautiful seaside holiday.
If you are more interested in the natural beauty and delight of the area, we have many long nature walks which are highly recommended by the locals as well as the many regular tourists. The most popular walks being along the River Otter towards Otterton, the Cliff paths towards Sandy Bay as well as the walk along our wonderful beach itself.
The town also hosts many events which include the Gala Week at the end of May which is hosted by Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, the annual Carnival in September as well as adding the festival spirit thanks to the Music and Literary Festivals which all hold many evens in the town throughout the year.
Budleigh Salterton’s Fairlynch museum is one of the few thatched museums in the country which in 2018 hosted the Boyhood of Raleigh painting.  There are many Historic displays and antique costumes to brows upon if you are interested in our heritage and how the eras have changed, as well as a smugglers cellar to explore.

If you want to explore the quaint and peaceful villages around us you could take a short drive, bus ride or cycle ride to East Budleigh and Otterton.
East Budleigh is famously known for being the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh at Hayes Barton.  There is also a lovely welcoming pub named after Sir Walter Raleigh which serves great real ales and home cooked meals to suit everyone’s taste buds.  The church in the village is known as All Saints Church which dates to the Saxon times and is also full of History.

Otterton has been described as a village whose charm is in the main street, flanked with a picturesque array of houses and cottages of many styles and periods.  The village is known for the famous Otterton Mill which was the corn mill and has been serving the local communities continually since 1086 AD. The Mill was rebuilt to its present form between 1840 and 1850 which is when it became the thriving business that it is today, suppling flour to most of the South Devon!

If you are interested in reading more historical information on either of these beautiful little villages, please download the Budleigh Salterton Town Guide from this website or www.visitbudleigh.com.

Things to do in Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton Beach is a 2-mile-long pebble beach with safe clear waters for swimming and water sports, as well as excellent on site facilities, such as parking, cafe’s and toilets.

The Otter estuary is a favourite bird-watching haunt with redshank, greenshank, dunlin, ringed plover and grey plover, while a pleasant level riverside walk leads to picturesque Otterton Mill where you can indulge in a Devon cream tea.

If you want to enjoy the beauty of the Jurassic Coastline without the walking, take a Jurassic Coast Cruise with Stuart Line Cruises to see the spectacular coastline in all its glory.

For families there are plenty of local visitor attractions in the area to keep the kids entertained – World of Country Life, Crealy Adventure Park and The Donkey Sanctuary to just name a few.

Browse around Budleigh Salterton town to discover a range of local shops selling local produce, arts, crafts and gifts. On the last Friday of the month is the Farmers Market where you can stock up on local goods.

Food and Drink

Budleigh Salterton is surrounded by countryside and sea and as result you can always fine high-quality local produce. Not only does Budleigh Salterton boast 3 pubs, it also has a award winning Fish and Chip shop, Marcos Italian Restaurant, Taj Mahal Indian restaurant and takeaway, Golden Sea Chinese Takeaway. As well as boutique coffee shops, traditional tea rooms and an energetic bistro called A Slice of Lyme. If eating out isn’t your thing you will find local produce at Sampson’s Butchers, High Street Fruit and Veg and Pynes Farm Shop located on the edge of Budleigh Salterton for your home cooked needs.

Budleigh Salterton Events

Budleigh Salterton loves a good festival and there are plenty throughout the year. Try the Music Festival in July, and the Literary Festival in September or why not visit the annual carnival held at the end in the autumn.

Information Centre

Budleigh Salterton Information Centre has a wide range of information including visitor attractions, activities and forthcoming events. Help can be offered with leaflets, bus/train times and maps and even those last-minute gifts.


Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Parking for disabled visitors

Towns & Villages

  • ATM
  • Church
  • Farmers market
  • Information Centre
  • Public toilets
  • Toilets for disabled visitors



Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Honiton, take the A30 then follow signs from Budleigh Salternon and the A3052



Public Transport Directions

By Bus Budleigh Salterton has a regular bus service 157, 357 & 58 to Exmouth, Sidmouth and Exeter.  An integral part of this is the Jurassic Coast Bus Service, which gives visitors access to other parts of the Jurassic Coast , by linking up with the CoastlinX53 . This is a summer service which connects Exeter, Sidford, Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Wool, Wareham and Poole.

By Rail Nearby railway stations – Honiton [12 miles] and Exmouth [5 miles] , give access to the Waterloo to Exeter and Paddington to Penzance lines respectively. 

By Air Exeter airport which makes flights to a wide range of national and international destinations, is only about 10 miles away.




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