Situated on the coast of East Devon, Budleigh Salterton enjoys the benefits of a beautiful rural setting, surrounded by farmland woodland and commons. The town lies within East Devon National Landscapes (previously East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - AONB).
Budleigh Salterton has a population of approximately 6,500, a wide range of businesses, a primary school and many community facilities. The town and surrounding area offers a varied range of excellent accommodation for visitors. A prime attraction to both residents and tourists is the varied selection of shops, most of which are independent retailers, covering all everyday needs as well as some high class speciality shops.
Eating out, from quick lunchtime snacks to special occasion dinners is a real pleasure, as the town and area offers a comprehensive choice of cafes, restaurants, takeaways and pubs.
The coastline forms the western most section of Jurassic coast and the cliffs on either side of the town are composed of unique red Devonian sandstone. The beach, formed of large pebbles, extends for 2.5 miles, from Littleham Cove in the west to Otterhead in the east, where the River Otter meets the sea.
Bathing is safe and the water clear. Families can relax here, with the beach-side cafes, beach huts and the rocks at Ottermouth giving parents and children plenty to explore.