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.
Saunton Sands beach has zoned areas for dogs, some allow dogs to run freely and others on a lead.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Croyde in Devon
Today (Sunday, Feb 28)
Expect a temperature in the range 3.6℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Mar 01
Expect a temperature in the range 2.9℃ to 4.2℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 2.9℃ to 4.7℃ with a wind speed 4.5 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 6.4℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 5.1℃ to 6.6℃ with a wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 3.2℃ to 4.1℃ with a wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 2.1℃ to 2.8℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ESE)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Saunton Sands Beach in Devon.
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