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Place Category: Beaches
Three miles of sandy beach at Saunton Sands is backed by almost a 1000 hectares of amazing dunes, one of the largest dune areas in the UK, known as Braunton Burrows.
The dunes provide a place for child fun and also sheltered sun bathing. A large area of the dunes were designated a UNESCO Biosphere (area of outstanding natural diversity) in 2004. The Taw/Torridge Estuary enters the sea at the southern end of the beach.
Popular with surfers and at the most southerly tip of Braunton Burrows you will find Crow Point, a popular with bird watchers and fisherman.
Facilities include parking, beach huts, cafe, shop, toilets, lifeguard in summer months. This is a disabled friendly beach with parking and a concrete slope onto the beach.
The beach has zoned areas for dogs, some allow dogs to run freely and others on a lead.
Saunton Sands Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Tuesday and next Thursday, with temperatures rising to 20°C on Wednesday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
14->181% 58% 11 mph
6:19 am 8:22 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Aug 25th
12->170% 78% 1 mph
6:20 am 8:20 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Aug 26th
14->180% 74% 7 mph
6:22 am 8:18 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Aug 27th
14->191% 55% 7 mph
6:23 am 8:15 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Aug 28th
16->190% 39% 15 mph
6:25 am 8:13 pmLight rain in the morning.Tuesday, Aug 29th
15->1814% 80% 10 mph
6:27 am 8:11 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Aug 30th
14->2014% 90% 3 mph
6:28 am 8:09 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Thursday, Aug 31st
15->1921% 12% 11 mph
6:30 am 8:07 pm
Saunton Sands Beach Tide Times
Saunton Sands Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area