South Coast Line

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South coast line in east Devon

Leave the site and travel north, turn left on A38 towards Exeter, then onto the M5 to Taunton. Take junction 30, taking the A379 Exeter exit, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit, A376 and at the roundabout take the 1st exit, B3180 and continue onto B3179, at the roundabout take the 1st exit B3178, now arrived Budleigh Salterton. Park on the sea front to achieve the full glory of the 250 million year old red cliffs views, and then take a steady stroll in the area.

Budleigh Salterton

A small coastal town in east Devon, an area of outstanding beauty at the mouth of the river Otter, part of the Jurassic Coast, a haven for migratory birds, set in an area of red bed and grazing marsh. Visit the Fairlych Art Centre on fore street, a small museum housed in a thatched cottage building, with exhibits of local history, admission free.

Continue north towards Ladram Bay only 5 miles on the B3178 go into the holiday park use the parking felicity.

Ladram Bay

A short walk down hill, passing a fine example of a thatched cottage on left, once on the pebbled beach in the bay view the most impressive sights of the Jurassic coast. There to be seen The Triassic Rock and cretaceous rock formations spanning a 185 million years of earth’s history right in front of you. Nice tea rooms back near the car park if you need refreshments.

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton

Ladram Bay

Ladram Bay

Triassic Rock

Triassic Rock

Continue and turn right on the A3052 and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit, travel 8 miles then at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit, travel 3 miles arriving at the bay and park.

Branscombe

Stroll up the hill to the Sea Chantey shop and restaurant for the best view of the bay and the natural beauty of the steep side valleys. The village which is in east Devon over looks the Lyme Bay. Explore the valleys but it is hard work travelling the paths, even the paths down the bay are steep so I hope you are fit. A little recent history, a container ship beached here on the 20th of January 2007 spilling its cargo on the beach some of which was looted.

Branscombe

Branscombe

Branscombe

Branscombe

Branscombe

Branscombe

Continue and leave the bay, travel east and take a right onto the B3174, continue to B3172 now arriving in Seaton, park were you can explore the area.

Seaton

At the mouth of river Axe, this is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, on one side red cliffs and on the other white ones. A small seaside town having a seawall which provides access to a mile long shingle beach and a small harbour. On the esplanade at the fisherman’s gap, cross into the two main narrow shopping streets which are worth a stroll round. Before leaving take a ride on a electric tram, climb aboard at the electric tramway terminus and enjoy a ride for 3 miles through the Axe valley.

Fishermans Gap

Fishermans Gap

Seaton

Seaton

Seaton Tram

Seaton Tram