Things to Do in and Around Budleigh Salterton


So much to do…The beach at Budleigh Salterton, looking west

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 in your beach hut 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.

Sports & Games

Sports and games clubs cater for the devotees of badminton, cricket, croquet, golf, tennis, bowls [indoor and outdoor], bridge and others.

The Games 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 town’s calendar.

Budleigh Tennis: Officially, we’re the Tennis Section of Budleigh Salterton Games Club.  Unofficially, we’re Budleigh Tennis club – and we’d love to see you! Find out more on our website.

Croquet 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

Come and enjoy the cricket in beautiful surroundings at the Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club‘s Ottermouth ground.

Ideal for Cyclists

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, starting from the Green in Budleigh Saltertin 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.


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 Seaton.

Visitor Attractions

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.