Saunton Sands boasts 3.5 miles of beautiful beach which wraps itself around the Braunton Burrows and eventually meets up with Crow Point. Find a quiet spot for a picnic, set up camp by the rugged rocks or find shelter in the dunes. Welcoming those with waggy tails all year round, this is a fantastic spot for your daily dog walk and means no one gets left behind on all-important beach days.
The waves at Saunton are long and slow, perfect for surfers of all levels and very welcoming for beginners. Saunton can be a great spot for other water sports such as kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking, too. You can hire surf equipment at Surf Saunton, Walking on Waves, and Saunton Surf Hire and can book both private and group lessons at Surf Saunton or Walking on Waves.
The large beach car park means you should be able to find a parking spot easily. However, on sunny summer days the car park can get extremely busy and sometimes full, so get up and out early to secure your spot and avoid disappointment. Alternatively, if you leave yourself with enough energy to climb back up the hill at the end of the day, continue past the car park and find a spot in one of the Saunton laybys. With magnificent views of the ocean, these laybys are top sunset destinations- made even better by having a portion of fish and chips in hand! Sandy Lane car park also has access to Saunton Sands via a walk through the Braunton Burrows.