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Budleigh Salterton Beach

Exmouth, Devon

This 2km beach is famous for its large smooth cobbles which are an integral feature of the Ancient World Heritage Coastline. There are red cliffs at the quiet Western end, and the Otter Estuary at the Eastern end. The beach suffers from occasional algal blooms.

Beach Type



First aid post
Toilets (including disabled toilets) are all available


Sea canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

South West Coastal Path and Otter Valley provide interesting walks with diverse wildlife.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned manually on a daily basis by East Devon District Council. and litter bins are available.


Dogs are banned in the Summer period - dog bins are provided for other times.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01395 445275 E-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Exmouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6288, -3.31575
Postcode: EX9 6NU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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There is direct access from the road and from the car park.

Public Transport

57 Bus to Exmouth/Exeter. The nearest train station is in Exmouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Exmouth (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lympstone Village (Approx. 5 miles away)
Dawlish Warren (Approx. 6 miles away)
Lympstone Commando (Approx. 6 miles away)
Starcross (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Around 300 car parking spaces are available for a charge. There are also spaces for the disabled.

Nearby Car Parks

Lime Kiln, Budleigh Salterton (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Rolle Mews, Budleigh Salterton (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Brook Road, Budleigh Salterton (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Lower Station Road, Budleigh Salterton (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Hayes Lane, East Budleigh (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Bicton, Colaton Raleigh (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
East Budleigh Common, Yettington (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Jarvis Close, Littleham (Long stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Bicton Common, Yettington (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
Four Firs, Woodbury (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Exmouth