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Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands beach, Devon

Saunton Sands boasts 3 miles of golden sand with fine surf on the coast of North Devon, overlooked by the four-star art deco style Saunton Sands Hotel.

This west-facing beach is a favourite with surfers but is also large enough to cater for all sorts of beach activities. The dunes behind the beach are known as Braunton Burrows - an important ecological site.

The area is privately owned by Christies Estates and the large well set out car park allows excellent access to the sand, sea and dunes.

There are some excellent views of Lundy Island from Saunton Sands and South West Coast Path walkers will enjoy heading north towards Croyde, Baggy Point and Woolacombe, or south to Westward Ho! and Clovelly Bay.

All the usual facilities are available here.




 Sandy beach

 Good Surfing


 Lifeguard in summer

 Flora and Fauna

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs on some parts of beach

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

OS Explorer Map 139: Bideford, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Braunton, Northam, Westward Ho! and Woolacombe.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowWestward Ho!




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWestward Ho!





Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Braunton, Ilfracombe, Bideford and Mortehoe.

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