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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 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out at 14°C on Sunday.Rain and windy starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
11->1584% 82% 12 mph
7:49 am 6:15 pmDangerously windy throughout the day and rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Saturday, Oct 21st
12->1596% 84% 28 mph
7:51 am 6:13 pmWindy until evening and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 22nd
10->1473% 81% 26 mph
7:53 am 6:11 pmBreezy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.Monday, Oct 23rd
13->1775% 99% 20 mph
7:55 am 6:09 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy until afternoon.Tuesday, Oct 24th
15->1755% 100% 16 mph
7:56 am 6:07 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
14->1641% 85% 9 mph
7:58 am 6:05 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Oct 26th
14->1724% 67% 13 mph
8:00 am 6:03 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until evening.Friday, Oct 27th
14->1724% 93% 18 mph
8:01 am 6:01 pm
Saunton Sands Beach Tide Times
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.
Photos from around the surrounding area