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Saunton Sands - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Saunton Sands, United Kingdom

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About Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands is a long straight sandy beach backed by the impressive Braunton Burrows a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular beach with surfers and families due to the long stretch of water perfect for swimmers and surfers. It is part of the Taw-Torridge estuary Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of the UNESCO-designated North Devon's Biosphere Reserve, where Braunton Burrows lies at the heart.


Attractions Near Saunton Sands

Braunton Burrows
Braunton Burrows2.33km from Saunton Sands

Braunton Burrows, is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. At the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. The core area comprises an active dune system with geomorphological and successional processes. Other habitats include a rocky foreshore, mud and sand flats, saltmarshes of various types. It is home to an abundance of flowers, plants and wildlife.

Tapeley
Tapeley6.68km from Saunton Sands

The Tapeley Park grounds are renowned for their beautiful gardens, particularly the Italian terraces, and include a lake, ponds, old woodland, and a number of fields where Hector’s herd of Highland cattle graze. It sits high on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Home to the Christie family for two centuries. They are open to the public on a regular basis and feature Italianate terraces, a working kitchen garden, and a permaculture garden.

Aspen Cottage
Aspen Cottage7.13km from Saunton Sands

This traditional Lakeland stone cottage perfectly combines the charm of a character property with the comfort of modern facilities. With spacious accommodation over three floors offering five bedrooms and three bathrooms, this delightful property really does tick all the right boxes for families and groups of friends looking for central accommodation.

Woolacombe Beach
Woolacombe Beach7.94km from Saunton Sands

Woolacombe is one of the finest beaches in the West Country, and it is easy to see why it has won numerous awards. Located on Devon’s north coast, between Croyde and Ilfracombe, the 3-mile sandy beach is popular with surfers and families looking for a traditional seaside experience. It is popular for kayaking, walking, swimming and kitesurfing as well as surfing.

The BIG Sheep
The BIG Sheep8.47km from Saunton Sands

The BIG Sheep is North Devon’s most popular family attraction, with some of the best rides, shows, and all-weather entertainment in the area. This multi-award-winning family attraction is guaranteed to be the highlight of your holiday, with hilarious shows, including the world-famous Sheep Racing, great rides, including the South West’s largest family rollercoaster.

Barricane Beach
Barricane Beach9.42km from Saunton Sands

A great picturesque cove tucked in between the rocks, famous for cowries and other exotic seashells. It is a great spot for some good old-fashioned rock pooling and its sand is perfect for those who prefer a quiet snooze in the sun. Barricane is a great place for swimmers and surfers alike but high tides restrict its usage.

Where is Saunton Sands

Discover More Attractions in Devon, Where Saunton Sands Is Located

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Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north-east and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town.

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