Braunton is the gateway to the northern coast. A visit here gives you easy access to some of the country's best beaches and is ideal for anyone who loves surfing and watersports, but that isn't all. It is also home to the North Devon Biosphere and falls within the region's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

The Biosphere and Natural Landscape (AONB)

Situated in the heart of North Devon’s Natural Landscape (formerly known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB), the village also incorporates Braunton Burrows, home to England’s largest sand dune system and one of only two surviving examples of medieval open strip farming systems in the country. The North Devon Biosphere Reserve is one of just 669 biosphere reserves from around the world. It was the first one to be established in the UK, where it now joins six other sites, all of which are ecologically diverse and are designated as sites of significant interest, both scientifically and culturally. 

Braunton village is a great base to explore this amazing part of North Devon, there are lots of places to discover, including beaches, great cafés, cycle trails and more. 


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