Privately owned and managed by Christie Devon Estates, Saunton Sands Beach is situated at the heart of the North Devon biosphere reserve and is a truly a sight to behold. As you approach Saunton from the road you are greeted by a 3 and a half mile epic stretch of golden sand backed by the rolling expanse of Braunton Burrows. One of the most unique and impressive dune systems in the country, it is marvelled by all who come to visit young or old and never fails to make a lasting impression. The beach itself faces due west and is cut off to the south by the combined estuaries of the rivers Taw and Torridge. Due to the large nature of the beach there is always plenty of room for everyone, especially at low tide when the sea can retreat for up to 500 metres revealing a further two and a half million square metres of sand!
As well as being a world class family beach, Saunton is also renowned for some of the best surf in the country. Backing on to the Atlantic, when a there is a good swell it can produce line after line of beautiful long slow rollers that prove to be an irresistible draw for longboarders from all over the country. In addition to surfing there are many other sporting activities that take place on Saunton beach, kite surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding to name a few.
It's a beach of golden sand and dunes and is a favourite among water sports fans. It's a safe beach and yet has great surfing conditions.
The beach is excellent for swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and sunbathers and has been awarded the Blue Flag awarded for its water quality and facilities.
Ilfracombe’s Tunnel beaches a beautiful area of coastline inaccessible by any other means. Hand carved in the 1820s these four tunnels provide a truly unique experience
Combe Martin is a superb family beach. The unspoilt beach below is mainly shingle and pebbles at the top but at low tide reveals plenty of clean golden sand and an abundance of rock pools and deep caves.