Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A short walk for all ages and abilities along the mostly level Budleigh Salterton seafront. Budleigh Salterton is a charming seaside town with very much a traditional, “olde-worlde” character. This unspoilt character is partly a result of the pebbly beach, which prevented it from ever becoming a resort for large scale tourism.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, July 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 1.0 km

Public Transport: Budleigh Salterton is accessible by bus from Exmouth and Sidmouth. Journey time 15 minutes from Exmouth, 25 minutes from Sidmouth. For timetable information visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Car Park: Lime Kiln car park (fee payable) and limited parking on the road running parallel to the seafront
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: There are 2 sets of toilets on Budleigh Seafront ( one only 150yds from car park along a level path and the other near the end of the walk.)

Full Profile

This is the Lime Kiln Car Park

Blue Badge parking bays This is the Lime Kiln Car Park

There is a gradient of 1:11 (9%) coming up out of the car park onto the promenade.

Path There is a gradient of 1:11 (9%) coming up out of the car park onto the promenade.

The tarmac path starts here. The beach huts on the seaward side of the path are for summer use only.

Start The tarmac path starts here. The beach huts on the seaward side of the path are for summer use only.

 

Path

Refreshments - again - for summer only. There are seats set out in the sunshine.

Cafe Refreshments - again - for summer only. There are seats set out in the sunshine.

There are 5 benches facing the sea.

Seat There are 5 benches facing the sea.

 

Path

The covered shelter (should it rain) has a wide, gentle concrete access ramp.

Shelter The covered shelter (should it rain) has a wide, gentle concrete access ramp.

These toilets are 150m from the start of the walk.

Accessible toilets These toilets are 150m from the start of the walk.

Inside the disabled toilet.

Accessible toilets Inside the disabled toilet.

Toilets in a line- 4 unisex, 1 disabled.

Accessible toilets Toilets in a line- 4 unisex, 1 disabled.

The path has a 1:15 (7%) camber to seaward.

Path The path has a 1:15 (7%) camber to seaward.

Seats are provided at regular intervals along this stretch of the path.

Seat Seats are provided at regular intervals along this stretch of the path.

 

Path

The second of the refreshment providers - a cafe with both covered and outdoor seating.

Cafe The second of the refreshment providers - a cafe with both covered and outdoor seating.

Created and opened in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration....

Shelter Created and opened in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration....

.....you'll be bound to learn something new about Budleigh Salterton, its history and the Jurassic Coast.

Information .....you'll be bound to learn something new about Budleigh Salterton, its history and the Jurassic Coast.

A telephone box is sited where our path meets the path coming down from the war memorial.

Path A telephone box is sited where our path meets the path coming down from the war memorial.

 

Path

Some of the seats on the seaward side of the path have a step up or down and may cause problems for wheelchairs.

Seat Some of the seats on the seaward side of the path have a step up or down and may cause problems for wheelchairs.

However, there are plenty of seats on the landward side of the path.

Path However, there are plenty of seats on the landward side of the path.

There is a choice of 6 steps down to the left of the wall or a ramp to the right.

Path There is a choice of 6 steps down to the left of the wall or a ramp to the right.

The ramp has a gradient of 1:15  (7%) down and around this corner.

Path The ramp has a gradient of 1:15 (7%) down and around this corner.

 

Path

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Here the path climbs uphill for about 20m with a 1:13 (7.7%)gradient coupled with a 1:20 seaward camber.

Gradient Here the path climbs uphill for about 20m with a 1:13 (7.7%)gradient coupled with a 1:20 seaward camber.

 

Path

Plenty of seats facing the sea.

Seat Plenty of seats facing the sea.

The path becomes level for about 50m.

Path The path becomes level for about 50m.

 

Path

 

Path

The Interpretation Board tells the story of Steamer Steps.

Information The Interpretation Board tells the story of Steamer Steps.

The second set of toilets.

Toilets The second set of toilets.

There are steps down to the Gentlemen's Toilets.

Toilets There are steps down to the Gentlemen's Toilets.

The path starts to climb for over 50 metres at a gradient of 1:30(3.3%) - plenty of seats for an opportunity to enjoy the view.

Path The path starts to climb for over 50 metres at a gradient of 1:30(3.3%) - plenty of seats for an opportunity to enjoy the view.

From here onwards the path continues to climb as the South West Coast Path makes it way towards West Down Beacon. Here it's probably time to turn around and retrace your steps.

Path From here onwards the path continues to climb as the South West Coast Path makes it way towards West Down Beacon. Here it's probably time to turn around and retrace your steps.

Budleigh Salterton Seafront Phototrail

 

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Visitor Centre
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