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Budleigh Salterton
 
Situated on the coast of glorious East Devon, UK, Budleigh Salterton is a tranquil, coastal town. Positioned in the middle of a beautiful bay on the western side of the river Otter estuary, Budleigh Salterton offers a unique selection of shops. The stunning red cliffs of the town and nearby Exmouth mark the start of the Jurassic Coastline, a World Heritage Site.
 
 

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The name Salterton is derived from the days when the town’s main industry was salt panning. At that time it was named “Ottermouth”. Famously Sir Walter Raleigh was born just two miles away from the town at Hayes Barton.
 
 
Shops
The town itself boasts a multitude of unique and exquisite shops, the majority of which are still independently owned. Only a short walk away is the stunning sea front.
 
Sea Front
The sea front hosts Budleigh Salterton’s beach area. The beach is a shelving crescent of pebbles overlooked at the western edge by high red cliffs. Although the beach shelves slightly, the water is safe and clean for swimming. For those who prefer a sandy beach, a small sheltered beach is just a short walk away at Littleham Cove.
 
Activities
The town and surrounding area are ideal for a range of activities including walking, and bird watching, as well as water based activities such as sea trips and angling.
 
Sports and Games
The town offers wide range of sporting activities including golf, croquet, tennis and bowls.
 
Places of Interest
Places of interest include the Fairlynch – a small museum displaying local and natural history exhibits, and the Octagon next door – where the artist Sir John Everet Millais stayed when creating his famous painting ‘The boyhood of Raleigh’. This is now displayed in the Tate Gallery in London.
 
Places to eat
Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding area offer a range of places to eat. Enjoy anything from a light snack to a full a la carte menu in the local eateries.
 
Accommodation
Budleigh Salteron offers accommodation to suit everyone including self catering, hotels, bed and breakfasts and camping sites.

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