Saunton Sands beach, Braunton, Devon
  • About Us

    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 dog restrictions. The beach has zoned areas for dogs, some allow dogs to run freely and others on a lead.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Croyde, 94 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Saunton Sands Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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.
  • Weather

    Saunton Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and next Sunday, with temperatures peaking at 11°C on Wednesday.

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    Monday, Dec 18th
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    Tuesday, Dec 19th
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    Saturday, Dec 23rd
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    Sunday, Dec 24th
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