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The town of Budleigh Salterton is found on the coast in south-east Devon, between Sidmouth and Exmouth. It forms part of both the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and the Jurassic coast National Heritage Site. It also stands at the mouth of the River Otter estuary, a designated site of special scientific interest because of the birdlife it attracts.

The town centre is quite compact, with a selection of shops based in and around the High Street including a number of art galleries, gift shops etc and all 'normal' facilities such as banks and estate agents. There is also a wide choice of pubs and restaurants. Non-shoppers (like myself) will be as interested by the mix of architecture in the High Street, with most properties dating from about 1860-1925.

You can visit a museum in a small pretty house in the town, called the Fairlynch Museum, dedicated to explaining the life and history of Budleigh Salterton and the immediate region.

It is of course the beach (pebbles) and the coastal and cliff path in both directions (part of the South-West Coast Path) that are the main attractions at Budleigh Salterton, along with the chance to head inland a little and explore the beautiful south Devon countryside. The cliffs are most dramatic to the west of the centre of Budleigh salterton, where ancient red sandstone cliffs stand directly behind the beach.

You can find more local travel ideas in the East Devon guide and the Devon guide.

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Map of Budleigh Salterton and places to visit

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Exmouth

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Beer

Beer

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Seaton

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Axmouth

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