Budleigh Salterton

Budeligh Salteron is a picturesque town in East Devon. It is best known for its beautiful pebble beach and red sandstone cliffs.

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33.3 miles from Highlands End
31.2 miles from Golden Cap
36.6 miles from Graston Copse
56.2 miles from Sandyholme

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Budleigh Salterton is a small town with a magnificent pebble beach. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and famed for its striking red sandstone cliffs. A trip to this area will reward visitors with far reaching views along the East Devon Coastline. Enjoy a couple of admiring the scenery, before heading on to nearby beauty spots, including Exmouth, Seaton and Beer.

 

Pebble beach

 The beach is undoubtedly Budleigh Salterton’s biggest draw. The two-mile stretch is popular with swimmers thanks to the clean and safe bathing waters. At the Eastern end there is a small pool where the river meets the sea. A path has been constructed on the pebbles providing access for wheelchair users and visitors with prams.

Small fishing boats and colourful beach huts line the shoreline creating a focal point for landscape photographers and budding artists. The promenade rewards walkers with picturesque views across Lyme Bay. The level path is ideal for a leisurely afternoon stroll or families with children who want to cycle or scooter. On a clear day you Portland Bill is visible in the distance. Take a break on one of the benches and watch the world go by!

Keen hikers can incorporate a trip to Budleigh Salterton into a longer walk. The tourist information centre will point you in the right direction and has a variety of maps available to purchase for a small fee. The famed South West Coast Path passes through the town.

There is ample parking just seconds from the beach. Behind the car park you’ll find a children’s play area and well-equipped skate park.

 

Wildlife and nature 

The River Otter runs parallel to the beach providing a stunning backdrop and opportunities for bird watching. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comprises of a saltmarsh and a large area of grassland and trees. There are two bird hides where you can try and catch a glimpse of Egrets, Kingfishers and Oyster Catchers to name but a few. The Otter Estuary Nature Reserve is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also home to a colony of beavers!

 

Independent shops

If you venture into the town centre, you’ll find a mix of independent shops selling gifts, homeware and clothes. A brook runs along the street, which in our opinion, only adds to its charm. There is a small selection of café’s and pubs to choose from if you’d like to refuel after a busy day. You’ll receive a warm welcome from the hospitable locals and a relaxed atmosphere as you sample the culinary delights.

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What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse