Description:Budleigh Salterton is a nice seaside town with a long pebble beach which stretches west for several miles. There is easy access to the beach and facilities/parking are right by the beach. The far west of the beach is designated as clothing optional (500m west of Steamer Steps, indicated by signs). There is nice walking along the Otter Estuary.
Safety:Signs warn of deep shelving beach and high breaking waves. Dangerous currents by the mouth of the River Otter. No lifeguards. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Level access along most of the sea front promenade. Level access from Lime Kiln car park to the promenade.
Dogs:Dogs are banned on the main beach from 1st May to 30th September (from Lime Kiln car park to South Parade).
Directions:Budleigh Salterton is approximately 17 miles from Exeter. Take the A376 from Exeter. If bypassing Exeter on the M5 turn off onto the A376 (Junction 30, signposted to Exmouth). On the A376 at the roundabout at Clyst St Mary go straight across onto the A3052 (signposted to Sidmouth and Seaton) and continue on the A3052 to Newton Poppleford. At Newton Poppleford, turn right onto the B3178 (signposted to Budleigh Salterton). Continue on the B3178 to Budleigh Salterton (about 5 miles). At Budleigh Salterton by the cross, turn left onto Salting Hill and drive down the hill to the main car park, known as Lime Kiln car park.
Post Code:EX9 6ES.
Parking:1 large car park by the beach with 300 spaces (Lime Kiln car park). Several other small car parks in Budleigh Salterton. Pay and Display car parking along Marine Parade.
Toilets:Yes, by the sea front.
Facilities:Cafés, restaurants, shops.
Activities:Beach hut hire.