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Budleigh Salterton Beach // Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton beach
Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton Beach

The main beach is a crescent of pebbles, steeply shelving towards the sea and overlooked by high red cliffs at the western edge. It is famous for its fat round muffin-shaped pebbles. Though the beach is quite steep, it offers excellent safe bathing, with the pebble steps making access easy. However, at high tide swimmers are soon out of their depth and swimming may not be safe when the sea is rough. At one end of the long beach are rock pools and on the west is the estuary of the River Otter, which is rich in wildlife. A short walk to the west is the small sheltered beach at Littleham Cove, for those wanting more sand.

Windsurfing is popular here and the beach was awarded the European Blue Flag for Beaches for 1990. Use of the far western end of the beach by nudists is traditionally accepted. Facilities available in the town but there are none on the naturist beach. There are toilets on the seafront and some caf├ęs and shops within easy reach of the beach.

Budleigh Salterton Beach tide times

  • Sat 9th December

    High 2:38am (4.66m)
    Low 8:42am (2.15m)
    High 2:56pm (4.81m)
    Low 9:10pm (1.86m)
  • Sun 10th December

    High 3:29am (4.89m)
    Low 9:35am (1.88m)
    High 3:46pm (4.99m)
    Low 9:58pm (1.63m)
  • Mon 11th December

    High 4:14am (5.11m)
    Low 10:22am (1.63m)
    High 4:32pm (5.14m)
    Low 10:43pm (1.45m)
  • Tue 12th December

    High 4:57am (5.30m)
    Low 11:08am (1.42m)
    High 5:17pm (5.26m)
    Low 11:27pm (1.31m)