Saunton Sands Beach

Saunton Sands beach, Braunton, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

  • Saunton Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out at 14°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain and windy starting in the evening.
       84%  82%   12 mph
      7:49 am    6:15 pm
    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Dangerously windy throughout the day and rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       96%  84%   28 mph
      7:51 am    6:13 pm

    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy until evening and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       73%  81%   26 mph
      7:53 am    6:11 pm
    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Breezy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.
       75%  99%   20 mph
      7:55 am    6:09 pm

    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Overcast throughout the day and windy until afternoon.
       55%  100%   16 mph
      7:56 am    6:07 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       41%  85%   9 mph
      7:58 am    6:05 pm

    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       24%  67%   13 mph
      8:00 am    6:03 pm
    Friday, Oct 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until evening.
       24%  93%   18 mph
      8:01 am    6:01 pm

  • Saunton Sands Beach Tide Times


  • 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.
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