2021 South Devon Visitor Guide - Flipbook - Page 35
Budleigh Salterton Beach
The River Otter
Budleigh Salterton Green
Budleigh Salterton is set in a cosy, warm bay
at the start of the World Heritage Jurassic
Coast and is the prefect place for a beautiful
and peaceful British seaside holiday.
Firmly on the map as a hub for great
shopping, a diverse cultural scene, worldclass sporting fixtures, top places to eat, and
more than 2,000 years of history; it’s easy
to see why everyone’s talking about Exeter.
It remains to this day one of Devon’s unspoilt
and charming towns for those who wish
to enjoy a day in a friendly and relaxed
atmosphere which so typifies this tranquil
and historic retreat from the stress of
With the magnificent Gothic Cathedral at
its heart, there are a number of distinct
quarters to discover, including the Castle
Quarter – home to an award-winning
museum, and the West Quarter, packed
full of independent shops, quirky
eateries and arts venues. The main
shopping areas of the city, Princesshay,
the High Street and the Guildhall deliver
all the top name brands a shopaholic
could wish for in a buzzing city centre.
The town’s streets meander quietly down
to a two-mile pebble beach with hardy
swimmers braving the seas for a dip in the
beautiful clear water.
Budleigh has been described as a picture
postcard town, with its streets packed with
independent shops, selling unique and
inspiring wares. Sumptuous luxury ice
creams, quality restaurants, cosy pubs
and a nationally renowned fish and chip
shop make a relaxing visit.
Throughout the year Exeter plays host to
a number of exciting events, including food
festivals, music extravaganzas and museum
exhibitions, keeping everybody entertained.
There is also a brook which runs next to the
shops which starts its journey at Squabmoor
on Woodbury Common and finishes in the
sea. To the east end of the town sits the
River Otter, a wonderful and delightful walk
which allows to you take in some of the
beautiful flowers and wildlife which live in
this wonderful estuary.
For the adventurous there are medieval
underground passages to explore or rooftop
tours of the Cathedral offering panoramic
views of the city and beyond. Venture a
short distance from the city centre and
discover Exeter’s beautiful Quayside,
dotted with independent traders and
trendy eateries. It is the perfect place to try
something new, including paddleboarding,
climbing, kayaking and even caving!
At the end of May the Budleigh Salterton
Lions host their annual Gala Week which is
full of family fun activities. The town comes
alive with festival spirit thanks to the Music
and Literary festivals, as well as the annual
Carnival in September.
Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive
and historically interesting cities in England.