Saunton Sands beach, Braunton, Devon
  • About Us

    Saunton Sands Beach Information

    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. Saunton Sands 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


    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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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures peaking at 22°C on Thursday.

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    Monday, Jul 23rd
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    Tuesday, Jul 24th
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    Wednesday, Jul 25th
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    Thursday, Jul 26th
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    Friday, Jul 27th
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    Saturday, Jul 28th
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    Sunday, Jul 29th
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