Budleigh Salterton

Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NG

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Budleigh Salterton Beach and Red Cliffs
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  • The River Otter, Budleigh Salterton
  • Budleigh Salterton Cliffs
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Budleigh Salterton is a beautiful seaside town on the Southern Devon coastline, situated on the Jurassic Coastline, in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the South West Coast Path.

With a 2 mile long beach and vibrant town centre, Budleigh Salterton is a great place to visit or base yourself during a holiday to Devon. Just 14 miles from Exeter City and sandwiched between Sidmouth and Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton offers a traditional seaside escape but in the heart of the South Devon countryside.

Things to do in Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton Beach is a 2 mile long pebble beach with safe clear waters for swimming and watersports, as well as excellent on site facilities, such as parking, cafe’s and toilets.

Located on the South West Coast Path, Budleigh Salterton has excellent local walks, both along the dramatic coastline, and in land through the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can walk along the coastpath to Exmouth or Sidmouth – or even as far as Lyme Regis if you prefer. Inland, you can head along the River Otter to the village of Otterton – and stop for a well earned ice cream.  

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.

Budleigh Salterton Events

Budleigh Salterton loves a good festival and there are plenty throughout the year. Try the Food and Drink Festival in April, the Jazz Festival in April, the Music Festival in July, and the Literary Festival in September.

History of Budleigh Salterton

One of the highlights of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Budleigh Salterton pebbles are immediately recognisable. Carried here from Brittany by an ancient river flowing into the Triassic desert about 240 million years ago, erosion is gradually spilling them from Budleigh's cliffs onto the beach below. Another impressive Jurassic Coast geological feature can be found just around the headland in towering rock stacks at Ladram Bay.

The "town of the salters" takes its name from great saltpans once owned by influential Otterton Priory where the river Otter runs down to the sea. The town itself is delightful with many attractive buildings, including the geometric Octagon where Sir John Millais stayed while painting "The Boyhood of Raleigh".

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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.





10th July 2020 - 18th July 2020

Budleigh Music FestivalBudleigh Music Festival presents a feast of classical Music on the Jurassic Coast.
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16th Sept 2020 - 20th Sept 2020

Budleigh SaltertonBudleigh Salterton Literary FestivalA weekend of talks, discussions and performances with highly acclaimed authors, performers and poets - and celebrating great literature. The event also showcases and supports new talent.
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