A small quiet seaside town between Exmouth and Sidmouth and a favoured retirement location. Nude use of the further western end of the beach is well known, traditionally 'Tolerated' and has, in recent years, been marked by Council erected advisory signs.
Plymouth to Exmouth, changeover at Exeter St David’s.
Buses from Train Station.
Bus Station (Bay 157), Number 157 towards Sidmouth for Westbourne Terrace (E-Bound).
Savoy Cinema (Stop E) 4 minute walk, Number 357 towards Budleigh Salterton for Westbourne Terrace (E-Bound).
Walk down West Hill passing Baycourt Nursing Home, keep going as it changes into High Street, look the Rolle Road which is the fifth right, go to the end of Rolle and walk down Steamer Steps. The naturist beach is a few hundred metres to the west of this point.
Tourist Information Cen be found if needed, keep going past Rolle Road where it changes into Fore Street, will be on the left hand side.
A Pebble/Shingle Beach that slopes quite steeply - At high tide swimmers are out of their depth within a few yards of the water's edge. Swimming may be unsafe when sea is rough. Cliffs provide some shelter from the wind when from a northern direction.
The council erected signs advising "Nude Bathing beyond This Point", in order to deflect complaints from Textiles who might wander into the naturist area. This can be seen as making Budleigh Salterton an "Official" Naturist Beach. Although it does not alter the legal position at all, it may be reassuring to those who use the beach. In general, complaints have only arisen when naturists have strayed too close to the town and textile bathers.
At weekends, this beach is well-used by couples, families and singles of all ages. User reports suggest that there is relatively little problem with inappropriate behaviour, particularly in the area of the beach closer to the town. During the week and outside the high season, beach users are likely to be predominantly older people.
Usual town facilities available in Budleigh Salterton, there are none on the Naturist Beach.
The seawater meets the standards of the EEC Bathing Waters Directive but may vary according to conditions.