Saunton Sands Beach

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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. 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, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach 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, weather in Croyde, Devon

Today
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (N)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (NW)


Croyde weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Tides

Saunton Sands Beach tide times.

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