Around the village
A bustling hub of activity, you can easily spend the morning roaming the charming streets of Braunton and dipping in and out of the local shops and businesses. Begin by visiting the Museum of British Surfing, located in Caen Street Carpark. Step inside and feast your eyes upon what is believed to be the largest collection surfboards in Europe. The museum also has a collection of related memorabilia, prints, publications, and movies so get on down and find out some more about the history of British surfing.
Soften the blow of leaving Braunton behind and treat yourself to something for your home from Kittiwakes, Country Pale or Pure Home. All three shops are beautifully appointed with indoor plants, driftwood decorations, and fragrant candles to name just a few things, so pick up something to remind you of your coastal escape.
Amongst the variety of surf shops including Tiki, Surfed Out and Hunter, you can also find some pre-loved high-end fashion labels at Turnaround Wear. Here the rails are filled with goodies and the shelves are adorned with accessories, jewellery and shoes, you are bound to find something special in this boutique and can also say hello to the resident pooch who is always on his best behaviour! In addition to surf fashion, you can shop for hardware and wetsuits at the local surf shops to get you ready for your time at the beach. At Velator, you can bag a bargain at the Tiki factory store and Saltrock outlet.