With March here already, Spring is starting to bloom across Budleigh Salterton. Reconnect with nature as the seasons change before your eyes. Sat entirely within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is no shortage of stunning sights and wildlife to discover. Whether you have a keen eye for nature, or you simply want to stay active outdoors, experience Spring in Budleigh Salterton. 


River Otter Estuary

As a Sight of Scientific Special Interest (SSSI), the River Otter Estuary Nature Reserve is the perfect place to visit if you want to glimpse some wildlife. With over 120 species of birds spotted along the Estuary, the area acts as a haven for breeding species, as well as a rich feeding ground. You may even be lucky enough to spot England’s first native wild beavers, as well as otters and demoiselle dragonflies. 


Otter Valley Wildlife Walk

While this may overlap with our previous suggestion, this 2.7 mile walk is perfect for all kinds of explorers, including your little ones. Starting from Lime Kiln Car Park, this loop will take you through the breathtaking Lower Otter Valley, and along part of the South West Coast Path. Explore hides and viewing platforms with an abundance of information throughout to keep you well informed about the resident wildlife. 


Wild Swimming

For those of you who love a dip in the sea, Budleigh is popular among wild swimmers. If you are more experienced and want a glimpse of an underwater world, then Budleigh is the place for you! With a reef teeming with creatures parallel to the shore, you can find crabs, lobster, wrasse, dogfish and more. Pack your snorkelling gear and explore the water to see what you can find. Please only do so if you are a confident swimmer, as there are no lifeguards posted on the beach. 


Do you have any favourite spots to watch the seasons change? Or maybe the perfect place to sight Budleigh’s wildlife?

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