Budleigh Salterton itself lies on a splendid bay which is part of the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. At the east end the River Otter pours into the sea and there are excellent walks and spectacular veiws to be seen from the cliffs opposite for the reasonably fit walker. The South Devon Coastal Path passes through Budleigh Salterton. The safe pebble beach is well used by swimmers. The stones on the beach, illustrated to the right, are called 'Budleigh Buns.' In the town is a range of excellent small shops. The Budleigh Fairlynch Museum is worth a visit.
The chalet is situated on the outskirts of Budleigh Salterton not far from the seaside resort of Exmouth, which has a full range of shops and supermarkets as well as the normal holiday facilities. The long sandy beach there is deservedly popular with both residents and holidaymakers and is in contrast to the pebbles of Budleigh.
There is a regular bus service passing the house between Exeter, Exmouth and Sidmouth. Exeter has access to theatres, cinemas and good main shops as well as the magnificent cathedral which is a must for tourists.
Further afield are the delights of the Exe estuary, the Dartmoor National Park, Buckfast Abbey, Bicton Park, Rosemoor Gardens, the Victorian town of Sidmouth and the fishing village of Beer, etc.