Saunton is predominantly famous for its beach, Saunton Sands, which is situated at the heart of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve.
As well as being a world-class family beach, with wide open space, great watersports and all the amenities you could need, plus being dog friendly to boot, it is one of the most popular beaches in Devon. Saunton Sands also has access to a Landeez all-terrain wheelchair, allowing everyone to enjoy the beach.
The coast at Saunton falls into the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers the majority of the coast in this area. Aside from being very picturesque, Saunton is also home to a host of footpaths, cycle trails and more and can be easily accessed from the South West Coast Path. One of the most popular activities in this area is watersports and throughout the year you'll be able to spot surfers, paddleboarders and others tackling the waves. Whether you're a novice or a pro, you'll find equipment hire and tutors lined all along the coast, so everyone can enjoy the beauty of Saunton's waves.
Frequently Asked Questions
What facilities are there at Saunton Beach?
There are toilet facilities, including two open air showers and two disabled toilets. You can also find shops, a café, a restaurant and surf hire facilities. There is a hotel that sits right on the seafront where you can find a host of amenities, including a beachside spa.Find out more about Saunton
What is the nearest station to Saunton Sands?
The nearest station to Saunton Sands is Barnstaple, which is just a few miles away. There are taxis and buses running between the station and the beach.
Barnstaple station has step-free access to all platforms and does have Pay and Display car parking which is operated by APCOA Parking. There is also cycle storage, should you want to leave your bikes at the station and make your way on to Saunton Sands.Book tickets and learn more about travelling from Barnstaple.
What are the waves like in Saunton?
Saunton Sands is one of the premium surfing beaches in North Devon and is suitable for beginner and intermediate surfers. You can see live updates here.Read More