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Budleigh Beach

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton

East Devon

Beach from the town end Beach from the top of the hill (Carpark end)

Ordinance Survey


Post Code



Directions and Parking Details

From Exmouth follow the signs for Budleigh Salterton. Ignore the turning for East Budleigh and follow the road down through the town. The beach is at the bottom end of the town. Follow the road along the Seafront and up the hill at the far end. The entrance to the car park is near the top of the hill by the large stone cross. Be sure to park within the marked bays, and to pay for enough time as the traffic wardens are extremely enthusiastic! 


Site Description

A long pebble beach with a fairly steep slope. A few yards out from the shore the pebbles come to an abrupt end and the bottom changes to sand. There is not normally a lot of life on the sand and it is not a very interesting dive. The reef runs parallel to the shore and can be missed if you are unlucky - The best way to dive this site is to do a surface swim for about 25m straight out from the shore. Drop down to the sea bed (about 3m) and carry on out to sea until you find the reef. The reef is teaming with life. There are numerous fish crabs and lobsters on the reef and it is a fantastic dive. The Lobster pots are an indication of the reefs location

Care must be taken as there can be quite strong currents running along the beach

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access is almost impossible. There are steps down to the beach -  and large pebbles slope very steeply down to the sea



Public toilets right by the beach


Snacks and drinks are available from the shop by the beach.

Fills available on site


Dive Center on Site


Nearest Full size Dive Center

 Jurassic Coast Diving in Exmouth      01395-268090

Nearest Pub

The King William on the main road through Budleigh

Nearest Restaurant

Meals available at the pub and there are numerous cafes and tea shops on the main road through the town


Wreck / Archaeological feature Details:



Marine Life Details

Common lobster, wrasse, Place, Crabs and cuttlefish.


Other information

A great site with plenty of parking. Although it is an effort to get down to the sea and a long swim out to the reef your efforts will be rewarded with a great dive.


Nearest Webcam - EXMOUTH Admiralty     Tide Table Links BBC 5 Day Forecast Ordnance Survey Maps back to O.S.  Ref for site Back to Postcode for site


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