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    Budleigh Salterton (West End)

    Probably the most public naturist beach in Devon and certainly one of the easiest to reach. Backed by red sandstone cliffs, it is a beautiful setting. A very popular naturist beach, so if you want to avoid the crowds, walk further down the beach. The beach consists of large pebbles which bank steeply into the sea. These are not easy to walk on and uncomfortable, so good footwear and maybe some form of cushioning/air bed to lay on is a good idea.

    Very small pockets of sand can appear at low tide. Due to the redness of the cliffs and sand under the pebbles, the water is usually not as clear as Slapton beach further south in Devon.

    Parking in Budleigh can be difficult during peak season, so arrive early if you can. Bear in mind that the naturist beach is to the right as you are looking out to sea, so you may want to try and park at the western end of town.

    As the cliffs start there is a beach cafe (ideal for refreshments) then about 300m along the beach there is an official sign saying clothing optional from this point. In reality the naturists start some way before this sign, maybe about 150-200m from the cafe. There have been some problems with the local authorities over this, however naturists remain defiant and the police did receive quite a grilling over their 'interference'. Though to avoid potential problems it is advisable not to be nude until after the official sign.


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