Situated on the coast of East Devon, Budleigh Salterton enjoys
the benefits of a beautiful rural setting, surrounded by farmland woodland
and commons.Budleigh Salterton lies within the East
Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Access to mainline
railways, both the Paddington and Waterloo lines, together with Exeter
airport and the M5 motorway are all within about 12 miles.
has a population of approximately 5.000, a wide range of small businesses,
schools and many community facilities. The town and surrounding area
offers a varied range of excellent accommodation
for visitors. A prime attraction to both residents and visitors is the
varied selection of shops, most of which are
independent retailers, and cover all everyday needs and also include
some high class speciality shops.
Eating out, from quick
lunchtime snacks to special occasion dinners is a real pleasure, as
the town and area offers a comprehensive choice of cafes, restaurants,
takeaways and pubs.
forms the western most section of Jurassic
coast, , and the cliffs on either side of the town are the unique
Red Devonian Sandstone. The beach, which is formed of large pebbles,
extends for 2.5 miles, from Littleham Cove to the west, to Otterhead
in the east, where the River Otter meets the sea. Bathing is safe and
the water clear, families can relax here, with the beach side cafes,
beach huts (which are available for hire by the day or week from the
TIC) and the rocks at Ottermouth giving parents
and children plenty to explore.
Near Otterhead, Budleigh Salterton
In the surrounding area, there are plenty
of other fascinating places to explore:
Bicton (3 miles)
Bicton Botanical Gardens with over 60 acres of magnificent historic
gardens once the home of the Rolle family. It also hosts a 19th Century
glass Palm House reminiscent of Kew Gardens, a countryside museum and
its Bicton Woodland Railway. The Victorian church offers many interesting
features too. Bicton picnic concerts areheld in the Park during July
& August, tickets are available from the TIC. Bicton membership
allows free entry to Morwellham Quay.
Topsham (10 miles)
Situated on the Exe Estuary, an old port for Exeter with many narrow
streets, interesting river frontage, shops and eating places.
Lympstone (8 miles)
Pretty little village near to Exmouth, on the N.E. side of the Exe Estuary.
Exmouth (6 miles)
The largest town in East Devon and gateway to the Jurassic Coast. It
has a 3 mile sandy beach and seaside attractions which caters for families
of all ages.
Sidmouth (7 miles)
Elegant, regency seaside town that became a popular resort in the 19th
Century. National award winners for its many floral displays.
Otterton (3 miles)
a picturesque village with many thatched cottages. Easy access to the
cliffs and Ladram Bay, which has a small beach with interesting geological
Honiton (12 miles)
A quiet yet thriving market town. Home of Honiton Lace and Pottery.
it has a good range of shops and showrooms specialising in antiques.
Beer (15 miles)
beautiful village nestling in a steep valley, with pebble beach noted
for its fishing boats. Attractive cliff top area
having magnificent views and plenty of room to park, walk, fly kites
Branscombe (12 miles)
A unique old village which stretches from the beach, about 2 miles up
the valley. Old forge, fascinating cottages and good pubs. On the Sidmouth
side of the village is the Donkey Sanctuary (free admission).
Ottery St. Mary (9 miles)
Birthplace of the poet Samuel TaylorColeridge, stands on the River Otter.
The splendid church built in 1260 by Bishop Bronescombe and based on
the model of Exeter Cathedral. Nearby is Escot Park, with its gardens
and summer campfor children.
Seaton (18 miles)
Situated at the mouth of the River Axe boasting a pebble beach, walled
promenade and harbour. The town centre offers a mix of Victorian &
Axminster (25 miles)
Home of the Axminster Carpet, this ancient agricultural town is set
in the beautiful Axe Valley. A general market is held each Thursday.
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