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- 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.
The beach has zoned areas for dogs, some allow dogs to run freely and others on a lead.
- Water Quality
Saunton Sands Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
Saunton Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today and next Sunday, with temperatures peaking at 11°C on Wednesday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
7->1181% 84% 9 mph
8:17 am 4:11 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Dec 18th
5->99% 77% 1 mph
8:17 am 4:11 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Dec 19th
5->1030% 90% 10 mph
8:18 am 4:12 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Dec 20th
10->1137% 88% 12 mph
8:19 am 4:12 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Dec 21st
9->1144% 98% 10 mph
8:19 am 4:13 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Friday, Dec 22nd
5->95% 54% 7 mph
8:20 am 4:13 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Dec 23rd
9->1126% 85% 15 mph
8:20 am 4:14 pmOvercast throughout the day.Sunday, Dec 24th
9->1147% 97% 21 mph
8:20 am 4:14 pm