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
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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