visitors and residents can participate in and benefit from the wide range of activities
and sports that the town and area have to offer.
Sports and games clubs
cater for the devotees of badminton, cricket, croquet, golf, tennis, bowls [indoor
and outdoor], bridge and others.
Club offer facilities for bowls, indoor from October to mid April, outdoor
mid April to the end of September. Two floodlit all year tennis courts and three
lawn courts. For the more mentally agile, bridge is played all year. Every July
they organise a bowls tournament that has become a popular event in the towns
lovers are welcome at the club in Westfield Close where they can enjoy a game
in delightful surroundings of the Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club, whose
history stretches back over 130 years - for more information, visit www.budleighcroquet.co.uk
Come and enjoy the cricket in beautiful surroundings
at the Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club's Ottermouth ground.
Cricket at Budleigh Salterton's Otterhead Ground.
much to do...
For those who just want to do
their own thing you can choose from walking the coast path, bird watching
on the estuary, exploring local churches, retail therapy in the High Street, or
just sitting on the promenade and taking in the wonderful views, that on a good
day will take you from Portland Bill in Dorset to Berry Head west of Brixham.
The multitude of country lanes in East Devon offer a quiet retreat from
busy roads for the keen cyclist. Although we cannot give you a hill-free
ride, we can guarantee that once you have made the top of the hill you
will be rewarded by superb views from the field gate that you lean against.
There is a cycle track, with several picnic spots along its way, that
extends for about 2 miles from the edge of Budleigh on to Littleham
and Phear Park, Exmouth, along the course of the old railway. Combine
this with the lane from Littleham or roads through the leafy residential
part of Exmouth and you can cycle from Budleigh to Exmouth seafront,
with all its accompanying attractions. (Cycles can be hired from Budleigh
Bikes, tel. 01395 442354.)
There are 4 Riding Schools within 12 miles of Budleigh. The nearest is just on
the edge of the town at Dalditch, this is very comprehensive, offering tuition
and facilities all year round. The others are at Sidmouth, Farway [Honiton] and
Budleigh Salterton is an attraction in itself... but there's
plenty of other visitor attractions in the area for you to enjoy. There's something
to suit everyone - click here to view our selected
list of major attractions in the area.