Guide East Devon Beaches

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6. 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.

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  • Dogs are allowed all year at either end of the beach, east from Lime Kiln carpark, and West from the  west end of the prom.
  • Dogs are banned from the centre portion of the beach between  May 1 and September 30
  • More information is available on our dog information page


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.