Budleigh Salterton and East Devon
Warreleigh Bed and Breakfast is situated in the charming and and unspoilt seaside town of Budleigh Salterton. The town is free of commercialisation and remains an idyllic and peaceful community framed by a beautiful seafront that forms part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Budleigh has a lovely selection of independent shops, boutiques and eateries situated along the High Street, with The Creamery being a particular favourite with visitors for its excellent selection of ice creams! The beach is more than a mile long and is made from flat rounded pebbles. The beach is about a 15 minute walk directly down the main road, or a little longer if you take the very picturesque coast path that can be picked up from the top of Lansdowne Road.
West of Budleigh is the seaside resort of Exmouth. The town has a long sandy beach and is very popular during the school holidays. The town is considerably larger than Budleigh and has a range of national chain shops, such as a Tesco, Lidl and M&S supermarket, as well as the likes of Boots and WHSmith in the town centre. Exmouth is about a 10 minute drive, or alternatively, you can take the scenic cycle path along the old railway line. The cycle route takes you right into the heart of Exmouth and can also be followed further along the estuary to Lympstone, Topsham and Exeter.
East of Budleigh, the regency town of Sidmouth has a beautiful seafront and is well worth a visit. During peak season, the town does get quite busy and so I would advise arriving early or being prepared to walk a short distance to get back to the town and seafront.
The cathedral city of Exeter acts a centre for the region and boasts a full range of shops and restaurants. Furthermore, the town’s historic quayside and cathedral green area are very charming and are excellent places to enjoy a Devon cream tea.