About Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton, Literary Festival, Devon, UK

There’s much more to Budleigh Salterton in Devon than a whiff of Agatha Christie and antimacassars.

Literary, Music, Jazz, Food & Drink Festivals reveal the vibrancy of the cosmopolitan population of approximately 5,000. All this set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Budleigh Salterton is an unspoilt and tranquil seaside town on a breath-taking bay 15 miles southeast of Exeter, Devon. It lies sleepily tucked on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile stretch of coast containing 185 million years of Earth’s history. The town’s two-mile clean pebble beach lies at the mouth of the River Otter, a large wild bird sanctuary and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Southwest Coast Path is adjacent to the beach and offers stunning views of the sea and countryside.


There are numerous walks available in the area for those wanting to explore nature or walk off a full English breakfast! Other leisure activities include a splendid golf course, riding, lawn tennis & bowls club, croquet, cricket, football, and cycle paths. Not to mention fishing – where great silvery shoals of mackerel can often be seen flaunting themselves off the beach.

The Town

Budleigh Salterton retains an old world charm and hospitality. Enjoy tea and scones in one of the town’s many cafes or spend an hour walking along the high street, browsing the various shops and fashion emporiums. Art lovers should check out the local gallery then head to the beach with their own pencils and sketchpads.


Budleigh has a delightful and relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect place for a long weekend or writer’s retreat.

For information on the town’s B&Bs, rental apartments and nearby accommodation, check out: www.visitbudleigh.com

Budleigh remains very much a green and pleasant land. Come and see for yourself!

Travelling to Budleigh

Visitors can travel to Budleigh Salterton by car, train or plane.

By Road: Both the M5 and A30 allow easy access to the A376 from Junction 30 and then onto the B3179 to Budleigh Salterton (approx. 12 miles).

By Rail: The nearest railway stations are Honiton (12 miles) and Exmouth (5 miles). These give travellers access to the London Waterloo to Exeter and London Paddington to Penzance lines respectively. For information about Waterloo line services, visit the Southwest Trains website. For Paddington – Penzance line information, see the First Great Western website.

By Air: Exeter International Airport offers flights to a wide range of national and European destination is only about 10 miles away. Flybe has direct flights from London City, Manchester, Newcastle and many others.
Find out more at www.exeter-airport.co.uk