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.

What’s on offer?

Local Services


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.