Budleigh Salterton is a seaside town in Devon. It's situated about 7 miles down the coast from Sidmouth
and a short distance of Exmouth
. The town takes its name from the salt pans that were once used to collect salt from its shores. Partially set on distinctive red cliffs and fronted by a pebble beach, the local sea walls were depicted in the painting, The Boyhood of Raleigh, by artist Sir John Millais.
- The town is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a short distance from South West England's World Heritage Jurassic Coast
. This magnificent coastline stretches from Dorset to East Devon for more than 95 miles and offers some truly breathtaking vistas.
Visitors will find a number of historical places of interest, such as the Fairlynch Museum
. Housed in a thatched 19th century building, the museum exhibits a large collection of 18th century costumes and an extensive range of archeological items, including prehistoric/bronze age tools. There's also a good collection of Roman pottery, excavated from nearby Otterton Point.
The Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
, in nearby East Budleigh, also offer a fine day out. Their home to thousands of plant species from all over the world, arranged in a selection of themed gardens. The 18th century estate also includes a number of attractions such as a woodland railway, a collection of children's play areas and a museum which exhibits restored rural machinery.
Food and drink
- Tobias Restaurant
on the high street offers a combination of a la carte and bistro styled cuisine sourced from a number of local suppliers. The service is friendly and the atmosphere informal.
Alternatively, for great fish and chips, try the Premier Cafe
take-away and restaurant on Chapel Street. All food is cooked to order and grilled fish is also served. Vegetarian are catered for too.
The Salterton Arms
is one of the livelier pubs in town with a cosy, mock-tudor interior with open-fire. Traditional pub food is served and there's a small collection of cask ales.
The 16th century Feathers Hotel
is also full of character, with its stone fireplace and old-world bric-a-bac on the walls. An extensive menu of home-cooked dishes are served and a few real ales are offered.