Budleigh Salterton is situated on the South coast of Devon about five miles east of Exmouth amd some 15 miles south-east of Exeter.
The beach at Budleigh Salterton faces south east and extends in a narrow crescent from Littleham Cove on the east flank of Straight Point in the south west as far as the mouth of the River Otter at Otterham Ledge in the east. It is mainly noted for its large rounded pebbles of 'bunter sandstone' known by geologists as the Budleigh Salterton pebble beds, dating from the Triassic Era (about 250 million years ago) and also its steep slope. The beach and cliffs make up part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are also part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.
Due to its proximity to the town, the beach has all the usual facilities and amenities. Please note: The western end of the beach is known for its nude bathing, so take appropriate care.
The beach offers safe bathing, although swimming should be undertaken with care. To the east the estuary of the River Otter is rich in wildlife, whilst Littleham Cove to the west offers a more typical seaside beach. Nearby lie the Sandy Bay (Hoseasons) and Devon Cliffs (Haven) holiday parks.
Windsurfing is quite popular here.
The nearest toilets are located on the seafront. Those requiring refreshment are well catered for by a range of cafés and shops a short distance away.
✘ Total dog ban
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✔ Flora and Fauna
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
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