River Beach at River Otter
A popular walking path with fields to the left and the river to the right, the River Otter river beach is one to arrive at early to get a good spot and a parking space. With the first river beach just 50m or so from the gate, it’s easy to get to. The path is accessible for buggies but not all the river beaches are – best to leave it in the car.
How to get there
Head to Lime Kiln Car Park – Budleigh Salterton beach (EX9 6JD) and instead of entering the car park continue round the bend to the left. After a couple of minutes there will be a turning (where bike indicates Pynes Farm shop EX9 7AY) for South Farm Road on the right – take this turning. Continue until you arrive at a little bridge. Pull up wherever there is a space on the verge – most spaces are after the bridge.
Walk back to the bridge that you just drove over and on the right should be a kissing gate. Wander along the lane for 50 -100 metres looking for suitable river beach spots on the way. Choose your favourite and be prepared for a jump down and wet toes.
Need to know
No, not this time. There are some public loos at Lime Kiln car park (EX9 6JD) and along the promenade at Budleigh Salterton Beach– a short drive away or 20 or so mins walking at an adult pace.
Anything else to do?
- Continue the walk to Otterton Mill (café and working watermill) and enjoy a refreshing cold drink and gorgeous scones. Click here for more info.
- Head to Budleigh Salterton beach nearby. A pebbly but glorious beach.
- Nip into the bird hides and admire the wildlife on the mudflats of the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve.
- Drive to Pynes Farm shop (EX9 7AY) for pots of Salcombe ice creams and lollies or homemade cakes to take with you or for some delicious farm shop goodies to take back home.