Today we thought we’d visit Budleigh Salterton. Although we’ve been here on many occasions before, it has always been with the girls or the rain, so not much exploring has been done. When we got there we discovered it is Gala Week, so we were hoping to see lots of activity and things to entertain us, unfortunately the weather was over cast and the only thing that was happening was the end of a race along the seafront. So we just had to entertain ourselves.
We parked at the Lime Kiln car park and wondered along the edge of the beach in the general direction on the town. Made up of pebbles the two-mile long beach is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, with beautiful red cliffs on either end. It was lovely to walk along the edge of the beach listening to the waves gently lapping against the pebbles. We were both very surprised to find that even though there was a race going on there weren’t that many people out and about in Budleigh today. We weren’t the only ones surprised either as we heard several people commenting the same.
The town wasn’t as big as we had thought and unfortunately most of the shops were shut, so we weren’t there for long. Instead we walked up over the hills for a spectacular view of the coastline. When we eventually made our way back to the beach we stopped of at an ice-cream shack that also sells coffees and sandwiches and had ourselves a bacon and sausage sandwich and a coffee each. We are both happy to recommend stopping here, all was very tasty.
Before going home we followed the path through the pebbles to the other end of the beach and had a close up look at the cliffs there. In all we had a lovely day out at a lovely beach.