Guide East Devon Beaches

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7. Budleigh Salterton beach

Seaside award winning Budleigh beach is a long pebble beach close to the town centre. At the eastern end it adjoins the Otter Valley wetland nature reserve.

What’s on offer?

Local Services

Otter Estuary

  • You may paddle board or canoe in the main channel of the Otter up until the White Bridge. 
  • However, please do not enter the nature reserve.

Disabled Access

  • The promenade is hard surface and gives good access to the cafe's at 50 degrees north. it is flat from the Lime Kiln car park to the Gentleman's Club and then slopes upwards to the west. Please take care of the unguarded edge on the sloped section


Be Aware

  • The beach is not lifeguarded
  • Powered craft are limited to 8 knots between the yellow buoys and the shoreline to promote bather safety, but this is not a dedicated ‘safe swim area’
  • There is a naturists area at the far Western end of the beach, clearly indicated by the signs
  • Cliff falls can occur at the western end. Please stay away from the base of the cliffs for your own safety
  • You're not allowed to light an open fire on the beach.

Water quality 

To find out more about the water quality at this beach please visit the Environment Agency website. You can also sign up for real time updates from South West Water via Surfers Against Sewage.